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07:40Morning Prayer
08:00Mass
10:30Mass (Latin)
12:30Mass
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17:00Vespers (Choir)
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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross dates back to 326 AD. when St Helena, the mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, discovered the True Cross of Jesus at that place venerated by pilgrims as the Mount of the Crucifixion (Calvary or Golgotha). The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built on that site, just within the walled old city of Jerusalem, and the True Cross was placed within that building. In the Western Church, the feast became popular in the 7th century, after the Emperor Heraclius of Constantinople recaptured the Cross of Christ from the Persians and returned it to Jerusalem.



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MASS OF WELCOME

Bishop Nicholas Hudson wishes to celebrate a Welcome Mass for the priests, religious and laity... more >>

 

04/10/2014 - DIVINE MERCY DAY OF INTERCESSION

09:30 Westminster Cathedral more >>

DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

A special Day of Prayer for the Middle East will take place in Westminster Cathedral... more >>

 

27/10/2014 - THE WELSH POETS

19:00 Westminster Cathedral Hall more >>

CUPCAKE SUNDAY AND BOOK FAIR

On 21 September in the Cathedral Hall, the Friends of Westminster Cathedral and the SVP... more >>

 

12/11/2014 - HANDEL’S MESSIAH

19:30 Westminster Cathedral more >>

We continue to expand the range of product in our gift shop which relates to or echoes the art and architecture of the Cathedral. Recent such editions are glass roundels which replicate in glass images, typically mosaics which can be seen in the Cathedral. The image of Our Lady of Walsingham which adorns the side of the pulpit in the Cathedral is a good example of this.  

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