Fr Ray Blake gives on his blog a couple of ancient and thoroughly charming videos of this splendid priest, from a Scottish gentry family which is in the stud-book, who ended his Anglican ministry at Holy Trinity Hoxton, the parish in which the English Missal originated. Then he became a cure in Normandy; and maintained to his death the old Roman Rite in his packed rural churches. It's well worth investing an hour of your time watching them. Tissier de Mallerais makes a very sweet cameo appearance as a youthful (practically adolescent) newly-consecrated Flying Bishop to confirm the kiddies prepared for Confirmation by this very Anglican-Patrimony old clergyman.
Helpful comments on my thread provide evidence that he was trained at King's College London (AKC=Associate of King's College), but only for a year. I wonder where he went to school.
8 March 2016
Fr Quintin Montgomery Wright and the Anglo-Norman Patrimony (UPDATED)
Posted by Fr John Hunwicke at 16:30
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1941 Crockford entry:
WRIGHT, Quintin Montgomery,. -- A.K.C. 1938. d 1938 Lon. p 1939 Willesden for Lon. C. of St Matt. Oakley-sq. 1938-40; H. Trin. Hoxton, Dio. Lon. from 1940. Holy Trinity, Shepherdess-walk, N1. (Tel. Clerkenwell 4796.)
If my memory serves me from what he told me in the early 1980's, I believe he went to Kings College London and Cudddeston.
Yes, a fascinating hour spent watching this. Fr Ray notes (my rough paraphrase) that the Mass was celebrated in such a natural manner - so embedded in the day to day way of life. This reminds me very much of a traditional French diocesan priest whose parish (where he has been for 50+ years) we attend at least once a year in central France where things continue as they always did - always a real delight. Although I suppose Bishop Le Tissier must have been about 40 in the video, he looks barely 25 - I could hardly believe it was him.
Fr Anthony Chadwick has written a reflective post on Fr Quintin on his blog here:
fascinating and salutary viewing - and the Abbe was confirmed, as an Anglican, by Bishop Frere - patrimony indeed!
And not the last Catholic priest from Holy Trinity, Hoxton. Though sadly "translata est gloria ab Israhel".
Could someone please post the link to these videos? I have searched and have not found. I would be very grateful to you.
Well, on my computer, the bloke who set it up for me included a search engine called Google. I go there and tap in Father Blake and I get a link to his admirable blog.
It was with great pleasure that my wife and I watched this video on a priest we knew.
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