Thursday, 3 February 2011

Diocese of London: Extraordinary Form Masses

Did you know that the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite is available every Sunday in three locations in the Diocese of London? That's in Ontario, Canada for our international readers, London, England is known as Westminster.

The Mass is celebrated at the historic Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Windsor, Ontario, Canada every Sunday at 2:00 PM. Assumption is conveniently located across the river from downtown Detroit, Michigan, USA, adjacent to the Ambassador Bridge. The cornerstone of Assumption Church was laid in 1842 and was originally known as the Jesuit Mission of Our Lady of the Assumption amongst the Hurons in Detroit and it was part of the Diocese of Quebec.

In London itself, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter operates an Apostolate from its Oratory at St. Catharines. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered every Sunday at 8 am in the chapel at Windermere on the Mount, 1486 Richmond Street.This is now a luxury senior's home which was formerly the convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

At the other end of the Diocese is the lovely hamlet of Kinkora, where in a beautiful church built in 1882 and dedicated to St. Patrick, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite is celebrated each Sunday at 12:00 by the parish pastor, Father Paul Nicholson. This beautiful Gothic edifice stands out within a grove of trees in the flat, bucolic countryside 20 kilometers northwest of Stratford.

If you are in the Diocese of London, one of these Masses is no more than an hour from you.


Puff the Magic Dragon said...

St Patrick's looks like one of Connelly's churches.-bear

Vox Cantoris said...


It is a Connelly!

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Thought so. Connelly has this look that he returned to time and again. There is only one church made by him that fell outside his usual Gothic style- St Paul's, Toronto.- bear

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

I should have said- "only one church that I am aware of."- bear

Pascendi said...

When I called the diocese in 2008, they informed me that there were Masses offered in the extraordinary form.

Mike said...

I'm delighted to have found this blogsite. My family and I are from Ireland and have missed our Latin Mass celebrated in dublin every morning. Congratulations on all the great work you have done.

Vox Cantoris said...

Hello Mike,

Thank you for your kind words and welcome to Canada. Perhaps you can come to Kinkora a place of beauty and connect with your ancestors.

Please write me back at

Matt said...

I realise this is an old post, but do you know if a Latin Mass is still being offered in the chapel at Windermere on the Mount?

I might be in London for a few weeks soon so I'd like to have a church to go to locally (of course I'll travel if necessary). Thanks!

Vox Cantoris said...

Hello Matt,

Thank you for your note; perhaps this is so old that you've spurred me into putting it on the blog, a new for the very reason that the Mass is in fact no longer in London itself. The FSSP abandoned the travelling priest's Mass about two years ago. A retired priest took it up but he is back in India since September 2012. It is a pastoral concern and hopefully there will be a replacement liturgy soon.

However, you can go to St. Patrick's in Kinkora which is just about an hour from London; Windsor would be two hours.

I will repost this but if you need to get in touch with me write me directly at or leave another note here as it will send it to me.

God bless.

David (Vox)