The FSSP-served Sunday Mass in the Northampton diocese will move from Bedford 4pm to Flitwick 5pm as of the first Sunday of Advent 2008. The new parish church is five minutes from junction 12 of the M1 motorway.
The Sacred Heart Church Flitwick has a hall with kitchen and a car park, which will enable people to meet after Mass (and possibly before) for social gathering and catechism according to the needs. The Parish Priest, Canon Denis McSweeney is supportive of the traditional Mass and will kindly provide matching vestments, vessels and liturgical items for a dignified offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
The Bishop of Northampton, Rt Rev Peter Doyle, has kindly approved of the FSSP’s request to relocate its regular ministry in his diocese to Flitwick. Canon Denis McSweeney and his parishioners have given a friendly welcome to the FSSP.
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PS Paul writes to say that the Church is only ten minutes walk from Flitwick railway station which has trains to Bedford, Luton, St Albans and London every 15 minutes (Thameslink). The journey time from St Pancras is just under an hour.