So far, nine priests, one transitional deacon, one prospective permanent deacon and fourteen laymen have booked in to join the training conference that will take place from 8th to 12th April at Ratcliffe college in Leicestershire. In addition, there will be in attendence seven tutors, five of whom will be priests, and a choir of about sixteen. That is a total of forty eight and bookings are still coming in.
On the opening day, the transferred feast of the Annunciation, Bishop Malcolm McMahon will be celebrating a pontifical solemn Mass. On subsequent days, there will be a sung Mass at 11am. There will also be daily lauds, vespers and compline.
The music is being provided by the Rudgate Singers and will include both plainsong and polyphony.