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thumbnail image Winners of the Cathedral Christmas Fair Raffle:
£500 Voucher for Pax Travel Pilgrimage: Ticket no: 04400 - Leni Ehrenberg
Christmas Hamper: Ticket No: 02234 - F Butlin
A Sisley Gift Set: Ticket no 00268: Linda Chin c/o The Filipino Club
Gift set of books by Alison Weir: Ticket no: 00954 - Edward Gill
Tin of Quality Street: Ticket no: 00010 - Asuncion Perkins
Bottle of Harvey's Bristol Cream: Ticket no: 03094 - Sr Joan from St Vincent's Centre
Tea for two at St Ermin's with unlimited Prosecco: Ticket no: 00446 - Cecille Tabios
A voucher for ten people at L'Occitane: Ticket no 03446 - Barry Gower. This prize has been generously gifted to The Catholic Grandparents' Association
A Christmas Penguin: Ticket no: 00483 - Bella Cochran c/o The Filipino Club
A homemade Christmas Cake: Ticket no: 03272 - Anne-Marie McCarthy-Clegg (This prize has been collected)
A £50 voucher for Gustoso: Ticket no: 02228 - F Butlin
A litre of Bells Whisky: Ticket no: 03097 - Barry Lock (This prize has been collected)
A bottle of champagne: Ticket no: 05587 - Leona Gaine
Please collect your prizes from Clergy House Reception by 10 January 2019 at the latest. If prizes are not collected before this date they will be redistributed.

The Friends of Westminster Cathedral would like to thank everyone who gave donations, those who helped set up on the Saturday, those who worked so hard on the Sunday, and to all parishioners and visitors who came and supported the fair. We would like to pay special thanks to The Filipino Club and to The Catholic Grandparents' Association who gave of their time with such generosity. Thank you all. At the time of printing monies are still coming in but we believe that we have made in excess of £7000 for Westminster Cathedral. A final figure will be in the Friends' audited accounts in 2019 and will be printed in the newsletter.

A lady at the fair left a bag of goods, which she had purchased, with the bric-à-brac stall. This included a multi-coloured shawl from the new gifts stall, and other items. Please do collect from Clergy House. We don't have your name but we will remember your face. The bag is in the Friends' Office for safe-keeping.


thumbnail image Tickets for events are available from the Friends’ Office, 42 Francis Street, SW1, telephone 020 7798 9059 or email: friends@rcdow.org.uk.

10 January 2019: Westminster Abbey - private tour with the Dean followed by a visit to the new Queens Diamond Jubilee Galleries and a drinks reception to follow. Tickets £50. The event will end at 8.30pm. Guests are asked to meet outside the Abbey at 4.30pm for Evensong at 5pm.

11 April 2019: An evening with Christopher Somerville - writer and journalist from The Times on his new book Ships of Heaven: The Private Life of Britains Cathedrals. He has dedicated a chapter to Westminster Cathedral. The talk will take place in Westminster Cathedral Hall. Doors open at 6.30pm. Talk at 7pm. Tickets £10. Copies of the book will be on sale and the author will be signing books after the talk. He has, rather appropriately, dedicated his book to all the Cathedral volunteers up and down the land, without whose generosity and hard work the Ships of Heaven would very soon run aground.

Related links: Email for Friends Office