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OREMUS

thumbnail image The October Oremus is now published and available for collection from the stand near the main doors of the Cathedral. It can also be viewed online at the Cathedral website. Your copy of Oremus is free, but any donation which you can make towards its production costs is much appreciated.

PRAYER AND LIFE WORKSHOPS

thumbnail image Learn to Pray, Learn to Live, following Fr Ignacio Larrañaga’s method, at Sacred Heart Church, Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2EF. All sessions run weekly and take place either on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, from 7pm to 9pm.

VICTORIA CHILDREN’S CHOIR

thumbnail image The Victoria Childrens Choir sings once a month in Westminster Cathedral, alongside preparing for other concerts and services. The choir is now two years old, and we are looking for new members between Year 3 and Year 6 to join. The choir rehearses on Tuesdays in term time from 4.45-6pm in the Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace. More details can be found on www.victoriachildrenschoir.com or from the director Jonathan Schranz on jonathans@stgeorges.org.uk.

THE FRIENDS’ CHRISTMAS FAIR

thumbnail image The Friends of Westminster Cathedral urgently need donations for the Christmas Fair on, Sunday, 1 December including bottles of all shapes, sizes and description for our ‘every ticket wins’ Tombola. Please give us your unwanted gifts, plant pots, toiletries, jewellery, bric-a brac, books etc. Please, no electrical goods or used clothing. All donations should be brought to Clergy House clearly marked ‘Christmas Fair’. We are looking forward to seeing you all on 1 December! Please look out for our raffle ticket sellers who will be in the Cathedral from Saturday, 26 October.

SVP BOOK SALE - SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER

thumbnail image The next SVP book sale will take place in the Cathedral Hall on Sunday, 27 October from 9.30am to 1.30pm. As always, we would be pleased to accept donations of new and fairly new paperbacks – but no hardback fiction please – and of CDs and DVD. Religious books will be particularly welcome as will classical music CDs. These can be left at Clergy House in the week before the sale or contact Sharon Joseph on 07814 510991 to arrange for the collection of larger quantities.

FORTHCOMING FRIENDS' EVENTS

thumbnail image Tuesday, 12 November: Fr Nigel Woollen – St John Henry Newman and the Rosary. Talk in Clergy House Library. Talk will begin at 7pm. Doors at 6.30pm. Please come to Clergy House Reception. Tickets £10.

Thursday, 14 November: The Mithras Temple and the Guildhall Art Gallery with Paul Pickering. Meet at the main entrance to London’s Mithraeum at 10.45am for our group booking at 11am. The visit will last approximately one hour. We then have free time for a sandwich lunch before meeting at the Guildhall at 1.45pm for our art tour to start at 2pm. We will also be visiting the amphitheatre in the Guildhall. Tickets £25.

Sunday, 1 December: Westminster Cathedral Christmas Fair supported by the Friends of Westminster Cathedral. Doors open at 9.30am and the Fair closes at 2.30pm. The raffle will be drawn at 2pm. Tickets £1 (children free of charge).

Monday, 9 December: The Big Give Donors’ Supper with the Chaplains of Westminster Cathedral. Donors who give individually £1,000 or more to our Big Give Appeal will be invited to supper with the Chaplains. Please contact the office on 020 7798 9059 for details of how to donate.

Related links: Email for Friends Office

Organ Concert: La Revolte des Orgues

thumbnail image Wednesday 20 November 2019, 7.30pm. Tickets priced at £15.

Tickets are now available at the Gift Shop and from Ticketmaster (0844 844 0444/www.ticketmaster.co.uk) for the nine-organ extravaganza by the late, great Jean Guillou: La Revolte des Orgues. This will be the UK premiere of this seldom-heard piece, which combines the power of nine organs and percussion in Westminster Cathedral, involving organists from around Europe and the UK. There will also be popular organ works by Bach, Vivaldi and more.

THE PASSAGE - APPEAL

thumbnail image The Passage is the Cathedral’s charity working with homeless people. As part of its service most of the people visiting the centre take a shower. The Passage needs to provide a bath/shower towel. The stock of towels is low. Could anyone with old towels no longer in use but still in good condition donate those towels to The Passage. They may be taken to St Vincent’s Centre in Carlisle Place on weekdays 8.30am to 4.30pm or 9am to 12.00 noon at the weekend.

The Passage raises funds through collecting in Underground Stations. If anyone would like to help with this, particularly first thing in the morning, we would be really grateful. Please contact collections@passage.org.uk if you would like to help

MOTHERS AND TODDLERS GROUP

thumbnail image Croissants and Christianity: coffee morning with faith and fellowship for those with bumps, babies and toddlers. Join us on Monday morning from 10am to 11.30am in the Hinsley Room off Morpeth Terrace. We have a cup of tea and chat while children play, enjoying an opportunity to pray the rosary together, share common concerns and lend each other spiritual support in an informal and friendly context, often benefiting from input from one of the Cathedral priests. It is free and runs during term time and occasionally during school holidays. The Hinsley Room is on the left as you walk down Morpeth Terrace to Francis St, accessed via an iron gate and up a path alongside the little garden.

NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

thumbnail image The Passage, a Cathedral charity working with homeless people, is holding a fundraising concert at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday, 5 November at 7.30pm on the theme Magic of Italian Opera with Petroc Trelawny as presenter. The music includes Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves and Nessum Dorma with soloists Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Fabiano, Clare Presland and Simon Thorpe. For more details call 020 7592 1856 or email tickets@passage.org.uk.

Related links: Link to The Passage Website Email for The Passage

AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED

thumbnail image ACN’s Westminster event takes place on Saturday, 26 October commencing with Mass at 10.30am in Westminster Cathedral. This will be followed by an afternoon of talks in Cathedral Hall from guest speakers and will include the launch of Persecuted and Forgotten? Report 2019 copies of which will be available to take home. Tickets are £10. For further information please email catharine.crowson@acnuk.org or see acnuk.org.

POPE FRANCIS AND HIS VISION FOR THE CHURCH

thumbnail image This talk for the Catholic Union by Fr James Hanvey SJ (Oxford and Rome will take place on Friday, 25 October at 7pm at Farm Street Church Hall, and will be followed by a Drinks Reception. All are welcome. Please register at info@catholicunion.org.uk or 020 8749 1321 or on Eventbrite.

CATHEDRAL CAFÉ

thumbnail image The Cathedral Café will re-open on 14 September from 10am-4pm for drinks, lunches and snacks. Please do pay a visit the next time you are in the Cathedral. Normal opening days Tuesday-Saturday.

ST PAULS BOOKSHOP

thumbnail image Meditations take place in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in St Pauls Bookshop each weekday from 12.30 to 1pm. All are welcome.

PILGRIMAGES

thumbnail image The Holy Land
The Guild of the Blessed Sacrament’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, led by Fr Andrew Gallagher, will be from 18-25 November 2019, cost £1,445. For further details, contact Pax Travel on 020 7485 3003 or info@paxtravel.co.uk.


Passion Play of Oberammergau, Munich and Salzburg
A pilgrimage to see the world famous passion play that takes place every 10 years, combined with discovering the rich cultural history of its surrounding area, led by Fr Andrew Gallagher and Fr Kevin Moule, 14-20 September 2020. More details available from Clergy House Reception or Pax Travel at info@palxtravel.co.uk, or 020 7485 3003.

Related links: Email: Pax Travel

AMERICAN FRIENDS

thumbnail image American taxpayers can receive a US income tax deduction for their contributions to support the work and heritage of the Cathedral by directing their contributions to American Friends of Westminster Cathedral, Inc., a non profit 501(c)(3) Organization (EIN # 13-2983174).

They will also enjoy special events and receive newsletters about Cathedral activities. Donations may be made through bequests and charitable trusts.

Contact Ms. Una Chang, President, American Friends of Westminster Cathedral, Inc., P.O. Box 92, New York, New York 10185-0092, e-mail UChang1@aol.com

Related links: Click here for email

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

thumbnail image This takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel every Monday to Friday following the 1.05pm Mass until 4.45pm.