The St Catherines Trust
is a Charitable Trust, founded in December
2004. Since July 2005 it has been a Registered Charity, no. 1110417.
Quoting the Trust Deed, its purpose is:-
- To advance the Roman Catholic religion for the benefit of the public and
in accordance with the traditional liturgy, devotions and doctrines of the
Roman Catholic Church, through the holding of religious services, through
the sponsorship and organisation of pilgrimages, retreats and lectures, and
through the provision of catechesis and education in accordance with
traditional Catholicism; and by producing and distributing literature on all
aspects of the Catholic tradition.
- To advance the education of the public through the provision of grants
and bursaries for students in financial need pursuing studies at
universities and colleges of higher and further education.
Concretely, its main activity at the moment is the organisation of annual week-long
traditional Catholic Summer Schools, in association with the Traditional Catholic Family Alliance. These Summer Schools have been held every summer since 2005. For detailed reports please use the links on the left.
The Officers of the St Catherines Trust are:-
- Dr Joseph Shaw (Chairman)
Dr Shaw is a Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy at St Benets Hall, Oxford, and is currently the Latin Mass Societys representative for the Oxford area.
- Fr Andrew Southwell (Chaplain)
Fr Southwell is based at St Bedes Presbytery, Clapham Park, London. He offers the traditional Latin Mass exclusively, both at St Bedes and in various other places in the south of England, often for the Latin Mass Society.
- Dr John Tennant (Secretary)
Dr Tennant lives and works in London, and teaches Gregorian Chant at Traditional Catholic Family Alliance Catechism days.