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.


Monday 17th December
2.30 pm – Penitential Service
7.30pm – Penitential Service

Tuesday 18th December
6.00pm – 7.00pm – Confessions
7.30pm – Final Advent Discussion (in small hall)

Masses from Monday 17th to Friday 21st inclusive are at 8am and 10am daily.

Saturday 22nd December
10am – Mass
10.30 – 11.30am – Confessions
5.30 – 6.00pm – Confessions
Saturday 22nd December 6.30pm – First Mass of Sunday

Sunday 23rd December
8.30am – Mass
9.45am – Mass
11.15am – Mass
12.30pm – Mass
6.30pm – Mass

Monday 24th December
10am – Mass of Christmas Eve
10.30 – 11.00am – Confessions
6.30pm – Family Mass for Christmas Day
11.30pm – Service of carols and readings
12.00am – Christmas midnight mass

Tuesday 25th December
8.30am – Mass
9.45am – Mass
11.15am – Mass
12.30pm – Mass
Please note there is no evening mass on Christmas Day

Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th inclusive
Mass at 10.00am only.

Saturday 29th December
10.00am – Mass for feast of St Thomas Becket
6.30pm – First Mass of Sunday
Please note there are no confessions on Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th December
8.30am – Mass
9.45am – Mass
11.15am – Mass
12.30pm – Mass
6.30pm – Mass

Monday 31st December
10.00am – Mass

Tuesday 1st January 2013
12.00pm – Mass

From Wednesday 2nd January all times return to normal

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.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, New Southgate will be marking its fortieth anniversary with a Thanksgiving Mass at 7.30pm on Friday 4th May at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. All welcome.

A reception in the school hall will follow for members of staff and governors, past and present.

An exhibition charting the school’s forty years is also being prepared. The school would welcome any photographs or historical information about the school that can be added to the exhibition. Items of interest can either be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sent directly to the school c/o Mr Meehan, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, The Limes Avenue, London N11 1RD.