Prayer & Study Groups

Centering Prayer

Sessions of contemplative, silent prayer, conducted by Contemplative Outreach UK, are held in the Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace, on Saturdays between 10:00am and 12:00 noon. For further details please contact Jill Benet on 020 7252 2453, or at jillbenet@hotmail.com.

Charismatic Prayer Group

An ecumenical Catholic charismatic prayer group meets in the Cathedral Hall every Friday at 7.30pm. The meeting normally lasts until 10pm and is preceded by tea and coffee from 6:30pm. Please contact Kate Moir on 020 8397 3627 for further details.

Divine Mercy Prayer Group

A group meets every week to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in the Cathedral. This is a popular devotion to the passion of Christ, inspired by the visions of St. Faustina, which emphasises the importance of trust in the mercy and love of God. This group meets each Sunday after the 12 noon Solemn Mass (1.30pm) in St. Patrick’s Chapel, and all are welcome to join. Please contact Emmanuel N. Nkadi on 020 7286 3804, or 07989950992, or at okeibemma@yahoo.co.uk, for more information.

Guild of the Blessed Sacrament

This group meets in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Mondays after the 5.30 pm Mass for Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Guild of St Anthony

The guild spreads St Anthony’s devotion; assists the poor through St Anthony’s Bread and donations to Cathedral charities.  It meets in St Patrick’s Chapel on Tuesdays after the 5.30pm Mass and concludes with a prayer at St Anthony’s Shrine.  All are welcome to join.

Lectio Divina and Bible Sharing Group

Lectio Divina is an art of meditative prayer which helps us to appreciate the love of God in the events of our own lives. In this spiritual exercise we are making sense of, and reading our experiences in life, through the narrations and stories of the Bible.

“For the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword. It pierces to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and judges the intentions and thoughts of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

The group takes place every Monday from 7pm to 8pm in the Hinsley Room (excluding half term and holiday breaks).
If you would like to take part please contact Fr Vincent at vincentmbui@rcdow.org.uk.

Oblates of Westminster Cathedral

The Oblates have resumed their monthly meetings after the Covid pandemic.

This group was founded some years ago by the late Bishop Patrick O’Donoghue, a former Administrator of Westminster Cathedral, to be prayer power supporting the Cathedral and its mission by liturgical and intercessory prayer. Meetings are normally held every fourth Sunday in the month in the Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace, at 2.30 pm for a spiritual address and intercessions. Oblates are then encouraged to attend Solemn Vespers and Benediction in the Cathedral at 4pm. There are also Associate Oblates located across the world who maintain their prayer support. If you are interested, please contact Caridad Dataro on 07917 454478.

Our Lady of Walsingham Prayer Group

This group meets every 1st Tuesday of the month in the Cathedral from 2.30 pm to 4.15 pm under the patronage of Our Lady of Walsingham and the Martyr Saints of England and Wales. Devotions include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary and the Chaplet of Mercy, as prayer is offered for the peace of the world and for the governments of nations according to the word of God.

All are welcome to attend. Details: antonia@walsingham.org.uk

RCIA Group

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults group follows a course of study and discussion to prepare those wishing to convert to the Catholic faith, introducing them to Catholic beliefs and practices. The group meets each Wednesday in the Hinsley Room from 7- 8.30pm. If you would like to join this group please email Fr Vincent Mbu’i at vincentmbui@rcdow.org.uk

Rosary Group

The Rosary is recited in the Lady Chapel each Saturday morning from 10 – 10.25 am.