Monday 16th December

2.30pm – Penitential Service

7.30pm – Penitential Service

Tuesday 17th December

6pm – 7pm Confessions

7.30pm – Final Advent Talk (in Small Hall)

Masses from Monday 16th to Friday 20th inclusive are at 8am & 10am daily

Saturday 21st December

10am Mass

10.30am – 11.30am – Confession

5.30pm – 6pm – Confessions

Saturday 21st December

6.30pm – First Mass of Sunday

Sunday 22nd December

8.30am – Mass

9.45am – Mass

11.15am – Mass

12.30pm – Mass

6.30pm – Mass

Monday 23rd December

10am – Mass

Tuesday 24th December Christmas Eve

10am – Mass of Christmas Eve

10.30am – 11am – Confessions

6.30pm – Family Mass for Christmas Day

11.30pm – Service of Carols and readings

12pm – Christmas Midnight Mass

Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day

8.30am – Mass

9.45am – Mass

11.15am – Mass

12.30pm – Mass

(Please note there will be NO 6.30pm Mass on Christmas Day)

Thursday 26th – Friday 27th December

Mass at 10am Only

Saturday 28th December

10am – Mass for the feast of The Holy Innocents

6.30pm – First Mass of Sunday

(Please note there are NO Confessions on Saturday 28th December)

Sunday 29th December

8.30am – Mass

9.45am – Mass

11.15am – Mass

12.30pm – Mass

6.30pm – Mass

Monday 30th December

10am – Mass

Tuesday 31st December

10am – Mass

Wednesday 1st January 2014

12noon – Mass

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd January

8am & 10am Mass

Thursday is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and a holy day of obligation.

Masses are at 8am, 10am and 7:30pm.


From April to November 2013,Westminster Cathedral presents a series of eight concerts on one of the world’s finest organs. The unique and inspiring atmosphere of this sacred space creates a magnificent setting for organ music, and the position of the great four manual instrument high above the West Door provides the listener with the most direct and comprehensive range of sound and colour of any cathedral organ in the country.

The Grand Organ of Westminster Cathedral is considered by many to be the greatest achievement of HenryWillis III, one of England’s finest organ builders. Since its inauguration in 1922 by Marcel Dupré (who was an influential figure in its design), the instrument has been heard in concerts played by many celebrated organists from around the world: Louis Vierne, Fernando Germani, Jeanne Demessieux, Pierre Cochereau, Jean Langlais, GeorgeThalben-Ball, Ralph Downes, Jean Guillou and Dame GillianWeir have all performed here to great acclaim.

The Grand Organ Festival offers the opportunity to hear some of the finest European artists playing a wide variety of music. A highlight in 2013 is the celebration of the 850th year of Notre Dame de Paris: Olivier Latry, one of the Titulaires des Grandes Orgues at Notre Dame, celebrates the history of that great cathedral with a programme of music by some of its organists over the years.

Performers & Programmes

Concerts in Westminster Cathedral’s Grand Organ Festival 2013 are given on Wednesdays, commencing at 7.30pm and last approximately 75 minutes.

Admission to each concert is free; there will be a retiring collection to help to defray costs.

For further information please contact the Music Administrator:
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020 7798 9057


PALM SUNDAY  24th March
Palms will be distributed and Blessed at all Masses.
There will be a solemn procession at the 9.45am Mass starting in the Patio through the Hall.

Sat  6.30 pm    Mass
8.30 am    Mass
9.45 am    Mass (with Solemn Procession)
11.15 am    Mass
12.30 pm    Mass
6.30 pm    Mass

Monday 25th March
8 am    Mass
10 am    Mass
2.30 pm    Penitential Service
7.30 pm    Penitential Service

Tuesday 26th March
8 am    Mass
10 am    Mass
Noon    Chrism Mass in the Cathedral
7 – 7.30 pm    Confessions

Wednesday 27th March
8 am    Mass
10 am    Mass
10.30 – 11 am    Confessions

Maundy Thursday 28th March
8 pm    Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by watching before the Place of Repose until 10.15 pm

Good Friday 29th March (Day of Fasting & Abstinence)
10 – 11 am    Confessions
11.30 am    The Way of the Cross
3 pm    Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord
7 pm    Evening Meditation The Seven Last Words from the Cross (Haydn)

Holy Saturday 30th March
7.30 pm    Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday 31st March
8.30 am     Mass
9.45 am    Mass
11.15 am    Mass
12.30 pm    Mass


Masses from Monday 1st April – Friday 5th April will be at 8 am & 10 am and the church will close after the 10 am Mass each day.

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Please join us again for this highly popular ecumenical service. It takes place at St Paul's Church in Woodland Road (location map here). A festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a traditional way of telling the Christmas story in words and music, including seasonal choir anthems (followed by mulled wine and mince pies).

Sunday 16th December 2012 at 6:30 PM for 1 hour.