Tuesday, July 19, 2011


... the TOWARDS ADVENT Festival ?

It is a gathering together of a wide range of Catholic groups and organisations to celebrate the Catholic Faith. It happens annually at Westminster Cathedral Hall (Ambrosden Avenue, London SW1). There are talks by interesting speakers, there is music, there are opportunities to meet people working in all sorts of different fields,there is a play corner for children, there is food, there is friendship. Entry is free, and tickets for the talks cost £2.00 each. Anyone is welcome - Catholic or not.

We started the Festival in the year 2000 and it is exciting to see how it has quietly become a part of life in the capital for the many people who flock to it each year. It's run by volunteers, and there is a great spirit of goodwill - the Association of Catholic Women provides refreshments, the Catenians run the administration and deal with booking the equipment and so on, the Knights of St Columba hand out leaflets and help with publicity and promotion...school choirs come and sing, guest speakers honour us with their presence, and all sorts of groups and organisations book in and take part.

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