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The Sacristy is vital for the worship of any Church – it is here where vestments and vessels are kept and maintained, ready for use in the liturgy. But although the sacristy is of central importance – how many of you have ever been in? Even if you’ve seen inside sacristy – have you seen some of the treasures in the chests and drawers scattered around? Join Head Sacristan Richard Hawker to head behind the scenes to an area of the Cathedral which is usually off-limits to the public. Tickets are £10 and limited – with advance booking essential.

We are delighted that Westminster Cathedral Architect Suzi Pendlebury will be giving a tour of the architectural wonders and features of the Cathedral.

Suzi is an excellent speaker with decades of experience as an architect. This promises to be an excellent and enjoyable tour.

Tickets are £10 and advance booking is desirable.

If you have any questions then please contact Joe Allen the Coordinator of the Friends at

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This event has unfortunately been postponed due to unavoidable scheduling issues. The revised date for this trip will be confirmed in due course.

If you would like to be notified of the revised date and ticketing arrangements, please RSVP below.

The Friends are pleased to announce a trip to Corpus Christi Maiden Lane – the Westminster Diocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament.

Tucked away just a stones throw from Covent Garden, this is a real gem of a church.

We will enjoy private tours of both the church and sacristy, then attend Exposition and Benediction before finishing with a drinks reception.

Tickets are £15 with limited availability. Advance booking is essential, so do not hesitate in order to avoid disappointment!

Please contact the Coordinator of The Friends, Joe Allen, at should you have any questions or queries.

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Join us for our ever-popular Quiz and Fish & Chip Night!

Tickets are £20 which includes entry and fish and chips (dietary alternatives on request). Wine and refreshments are available to purchase.

Don’t worry if you’re not coming with a team – we can organise teams on the night.

If you have any enquiries please contact the Coordinator, Joe Allen, at

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The Friends are delighted to be welcoming Fr Lawrence Lew OP to give a talk on the Holy Rosary.

Fr Lew is Prior and Parish Priest at Our Lady of The Holy Rosary and St Dominic, London. He is also the Dominican Promoter General for the Holy Rosary and the author of Mysteries Made Visible (CTS, 2021).

A leading voice on the Holy Rosary, this event promises to be spiritually-enriching and formative.

Tickets £10. Advance booking essential.

Please contact the Coordinator of The Friends, Joe Allen, at with any queries.

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We are sorry but, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

However, we have another Quiz planned on February 15 so please join us then.

Our reigning Quiz Champions are the music department – will this change…?

If you have any enquiries please contact the Coordinator, Joe Allen, at

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For our first external trip of 2023 The Friends of Westminster Cathedral will be visiting The London Oratory (nr. South Kensington). By kind permission of The Fathers and Brothers of The London Oratory, we will enjoy tours of both the church and the sacristy, before adjourning to St Wilfrid’s Hall for drinks.

The London Oratory, built between 1880-1884 is the Church of the Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri, and is the second-largest Catholic church in London. St Philip Neri (1515-1595) founded the Congregation of the Oratory in Rome – and the Congregation now comprises approximately seventy houses and five-hundred priests around the world. For more information on this most notable church, see History of the Church — The London Oratory (

This promises to be an excellent and informative trip, and not one to be missed.

Tickets, strictly limited to 25, are priced at £15, with proceeds going towards the fundraising work of The Friends of Westminster Cathedral.

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