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COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

thumbnail image All visitors to the Cathedral are encouraged, please, to:
• wear face masks: from the end of this week this is advised;
• sanitise your hands on entering the Cathedral;
• where possible, try to leave a free seat between you and other people not known to you.
Do not come into the Cathedral if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been asked to self-isolate having come into contact with someone with the virus.

OPENING HOURS - THE CATHEDRAL CAFE AND THE CATHEDRAL GIFT SHOP

thumbnail image CATHEDRAL CAFÉ
The Cathedral Café is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and we look forward to welcoming you there. It can be found via the stairs next to the Baptistry, but will be closed for annual holiday from 5-14 February, reopening on Tuesday 15th.

CATHEDRAL GIFT SHOP
The Gift Shop will be open at the following times:
Friday from 11am – 4pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am-3.30pm.

The Tower Gallery and Exhibition remain closed until further notice.

FORTHCOMING FRIENDS' EVENT

thumbnail image 16 February: Live from Queen’s College, Oxford, Dr Conor O’Brien on ‘St Patrick and the Early Saints of Ireland’. This is the second in our series of online talks based on the chapels of Westminster Cathedral. 7pm. Tickets £5.
To book, please contact the Friends Office on friends@rcdow.org.uk. All funds raised are going to the Friends and helping their support of Westminster Cathedral.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON ORGAN RECITALS

thumbnail image From Sunday 9 January, Sunday afternoon recitals on the Grand Organ will take place at 3pm, preceding Solemn Vespers and Benediction at 4pm. Recitals will be live streamed and can be accessed via the Cathedral website. The recitalist on Sunday 23 January will be Marko Sever, the Cathedral's Organ Scholar.

CONGESTION CHARGING - A CORRECTION

thumbnail image From 21 February 2022 the operating hours for the Congestion Charge will be 7am to 6pm on weekdays and 12pm to 6pm on weekends and Bank Holidays. Those who attend the 8 and 10am Sunday Masses will be able to drive into London once again without charge. You can drive in without charge to attend the 12pm Sunday Mass, but will incur a charge if you move your vehicle again before 6pm.

METAMORPHOSIS ICON EXHIBITION

thumbnail image Farm Street Church is hosting ‘Metamorphosis’, an icon exhibition by Dr Irina Bradley, one of the leading iconographers in the UK. There are approximately 75 pieces in this exhibition, including a new icon of St Magnus Erlendsson, which can be viewed in the Art Corridor at Farm Street. The exhibition is open to the public until Wednesday 9 February, 11am-8pm Saturdays and Sundays, and 8am-8pm weekdays. Two lectures to be given by Irina will also be hosted by Farm Street:
Friday 21 January at 6.45pm ‘Icons in the Making’. Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/icons-in-the-making-tickets-247111415897.
Monday 7 February at 6.45pm ‘Symbolism of Colour in Icon Painting’. Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-symbolism-of-colour-in-icon-painting-tickets-247129881127. More information can be found about Irina’s work by visiting her website www.irinabradley.com.

VINNIE PACKS

thumbnail image The SVP is distributing 11,500 Vinnie Packs containing cold weather essentials to the homeless and those spending the principal part of their day on the streets. Each pack contains thermal gloves, thermal hat, two pairs of socks, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, Pavement magazine, information sheet and pen. Please could you consider sponsoring packs at a suggested donation of £3.70 per pack? Donations can be sent to Vinnie Packs, PO Box 72264, London SW1P 9EZ with cheques made out to SVP or by bank transfer to Nat West sort code 60-60-04, account no. 4608 8237. Thank you so much for your support.