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Mr Matthew Hazell

Mr Matthew Hazell converted to Catholicism in 2008, and lives in the United Kingdom with his wife, Lucy. They have been married since 2009.

He has a B.A. (Hons.) in Biblical and Applied Theology (University of Wales, Bangor: 2002-2005) and an M.A. in Biblical Studies (University of Sheffield, 2006), and his study of the post-Vatican II liturgical reforms began with a detailed comparative table of the traditional and reformed lectionaries, which eventually became the Index Lectionum (2016). As well as the lectionary, Matthew's comparative studies also cover the prayers of the Missale Romanum, and he is currently working on several other projects that compare the traditional and reformed Roman Rites. 

Matthew has presented at several of the Fota International Liturgy Conferences (2018, 2019, 2022), with a focus on the pre-conciliar vota of the Fathers of Vatican II and the liturgical reforms of the Consilium ad exsequendam. He has also edited part of the Vatican II diary of George Patrick Dwyer (then bishop of Leeds, UK; later archbishop of Birmingham, UK), which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal in 2021. He appears in part two of the Mass of the Ages documentary (2022).

From time to time, Matthew writes at New Liturgical Movement and Rorate Caeli. He can also be found on Twitter (@M_P_Hazell).

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