WELCOME TO THE CATHOLIC BENEDICTINE PARISH OF LITTLE MALVERN WHERE
SUNDAY MASS HAS BEEN CELEBRATED REGULARLY EVER SINCE THE REFORMATION.
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St Wulstan’s is the one remaining Benedictine parish in an area which once boasted communities of monks at Worcester, Great Malvern, Little Malvern, Pershore and Tewkesbury. Here also, until about ten years ago, was Stanbrook Abbey, senior house of the English Benedictine nuns, famous for its liturgy and learning, whose relocation to North Yorkshire left many people hereabouts with a sense of bereavement.
At St Wulstan’s, we carry on the Benedictine liturgical tradition with our gregorian Mass chants. Our much praised choir’s communion motets connect us too with the musical legacy of both Edward Elgar and the twentieth century composer, Dorothy Howell, both buried in our cemetery.
In addition to our Sunday morning (sung) and Saturday evening (said) Masses, on Sunday afternoons there is a sung Mass celebrated by visiting priests in the Extraordinary Form (traditional Latin) with its own choir also performing gregorian chant and church polyphony.
St Wulstan’s is part of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham (Worcester Deanery), and is run by the Benedictine monks of Downside Abbey. You are very welcome to come and try us out!
Fr Edward Crouzet OSB