I have spoken to a number of people who were present at St Mary's for the inaugural High Mass in the presence of Archbishop Malcolm McMahon O.P. and all said that the liturgy, supported by wonderful music was befitting of such a magnificent occasion. I pray that this FSSP mission flourishes.
The old saying 'It's grim up North' can be laid to rest for purposes of Catholic traditionalism!
Meanwhile, I was at another fledgling traditional apostolate yesterday. St Walburge's, Preston held a Men's Retreat entitled 'The Spiritual Combat'.
The retreat attracted around 25 men, some of whom had travelled from as far as London and Northumberland to hear Canon Francis Altiere deliver two excellent instructions, hear confessions and give benediction - obviously not all at the same time! He was assisted by Canon Poucin De Wouilt and Oblate Abbé Ben McEvilly.
Someone kindly recorded the talks and has uploaded them to You Tube. You may wish to listed to them - I commend them to you!