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thumbnail image As many of you will know, Fr Brian O’Mahony will be leaving the Cathedral at the end of July to continue with further studies in Rome. Fr Brian has been a very active and popular chaplain during his time with us and will be much missed. We will be arranging a farewell party for him before he leaves.

However, the good news is that two new chaplains will be joining us in the autumn following their ordinations to the priesthood this weekend: Fr Julio Albornoz, who comes from Venezuela, will be joining us in September and Fr Andrew Bowden, who is still at the English College in Rome, will be joining us in October. Needless to say, we are very grateful to the Archbishop for reinforcing the College of Chaplains and we look forward to welcoming these two new priests.


thumbnail image Guild of the Blessed Sacrament Pilgrimage to The Holy Land
Led by Canon Tuckwell from 18 to 25 November 2017, cost £1,338.

Please contact Pax Travel on 020 7485 3003 or email info@paxtravel.co.uk for further information on this pilgrimage.

Related links: Email: Pax Travel


thumbnail image A five-day pilgrimage to Veneto, Italy is being organised by Pax Travel from 30 September to 5 October this year. This will be based in the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Love in Schio which began in 1985 following reported apparitions of Our Lady there, and will also be visiting the convent and shrine of St Josephine Bakhita, the Sudanese saint rescued from slavery who died in 1947. The trip will also include a day trip to Padua to the Basilica of St Anthony. The price is £599 which includes most meals. Contact Pax Travel www.paxtravel.co.uk, telephone 020 7485 3003, or Fr Martin for more details.


thumbnail image This exhibition, sponsored by The Friends of Westminster Cathedral, is now open in the Chapel of St Gregory and St Augustine until 30 July. Entry is free.


thumbnail image This year's Grand Organ Festival will bring another season of stellar performances to the Cathedral, with British and International players performing a wide range of repertoire.

Details of this year's performers and dates can be found on our website: http://westminstercathedralchoir.com/grand-organ-festival.php

The Festival launches with a concert by James Lancelot of Durham Cathedral, who will play:

JS Bach - Fantasia & Fugue in G minor (BWV 542)
JS Bach - Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein (BWV 734)
Mendelssohn - Sonata No 4 in B flat major (Op. 65)
Alain - Suite pour orgue
Franck - Grande pièce symphonique

Tickets are £12 (£10) and are available on the door. We will also be selling our season tickets, priced at £70 (£60) for all eight concerts. Please note that we accept cash only. The concerts are not suitable for children under the age of 6.

All concerts begin at 7.30pm, and last approx 75 minutes without interval.

Related links: More details here


thumbnail image Led by Canon Tuckwell from 18 to 25 November 2017, cost £1,338.

Please contact Pax Travel on 020 7485 3003 or email info@paxtravel.co.uk for further information on this pilgrimage.

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thumbnail image Helpers are needed for the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes from Sunday, 24 July to Saturday, 30 July 2017. If you are between 16 and 18, you can serve as a “Red Cap”, helping people in wheelchairs and taking part in the processions and many other tasks. Contact Katrina Lavery at katrina.lavery@clovershipping.com if you would like to learn more. If you are over 18, your help would be very much appreciated as a helper in the Accueil St Frai, where sick pilgrims in most need of support and medical care stay. The role of a St Frai helper is to support the nurses and provide the sort of care for which you don’t need a medical qualification. If you’re interested in helping in the St Frai, email chief helper Nick Leonard and team at westminsterstfrai@gmail.com.

Related links: Email: Nick Leonard Email: Katrina Lavery


thumbnail image Clergy House Reception is open daily:
Monday – Wednesday 8am-7pm
Thursday – Friday 8am-2pm, 3pm-7pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am-1pm

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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

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