David Lloyd was the Chairman of the Latin Mass Society when I became the Representative for the Middlesbrough Diocese about 20 years ago. He lived in Holywell in North Wales, and had been a active member since the early days of the Society. David died the other day, and here is some information about Requiem Masses for the repose of his soul.
A few of you have asked to be informed when arrangements have been made for a Requiem for David Lloyd, former Chairman and Secretary of the LMS.
A Sung Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 6.30pm, Monday 13th February in Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane, in London. The Society hopes to organise another in SS Peter & Paul and St Philomena in the Wirral: to be confirmed.
We have tried to organise a Requiem for Pope Benedict XVI, in conjunction with Brompton Oratory, but Cardinal Nichols has refused permission for this to take place. In response to the request, he wrote: ‘You will understand that the provisions laid down by the Holy See allow me to give permission for the use of the 1962 Missal in response to the pastoral need of a Stable Group of people. Requests from the Latin Mass Society do not fall into this category…’
This is why the Requiem for David will take place in the context of one of our long-established weekly Masses in Maiden Lane.
It is extraordinary that Cardinal Nichols should not regard the Latin Mass Society as a stable group.