Wednesday, June 18, 2014


....the choir of the John Fisher School, Purley, will be singing at the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Towards Advent Festival, and Mgr Keith Newton of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham will be the special guest and will make the formal announcement that the Festival has begun.

It is worth getting the date into parish diaries NOW. Sat Nov 22nd, Westminster cathedral hall. Doors open 10 am, formal Opening Ceremony 10.30am.

Among the groups...

...that are coming to TOWARDS ADVENT (Sat Nov 22nd, Westminster Cathedral Hall)  and having stalls and displays are  Youth 2000,  the St Francis Leprosy Guild, Fisher Press,  Missio, Mothers' Prayers, Aid to the Church in Need, EWTN, the Faith Movement, the Sons of Divine Providence, the Catholic Herald, the Amar Jyoti Trust (which funds schools for blind and deaf children across India), the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham,  Our Lady's Books, the Catenians, OREMUS (magazine of Westminster Cathedral), the Knights of St Columba...and groups concerned with all sorts of things ranging from natural family planning to help for seafarers, the promotion of the Rosary in families, kindness to animals, and helping children to study the Scriptures...

Come and join in!

Saturday, June 14, 2014


...the annual TOWARDS ADVENT Festival of Catholic Culture is now a big part of the London Catholic scene. This year's Festival is on Saturday November 22nd 2014 at Westminster Cathedral Hall. As always, a magnificent range of Catholic groups and organisations will be there...and the hall is now full, we are unable to take any more bookings for stalls.

You can learn how to sing Gregorian chant, find out about new ways of evangelising, get an update on the new Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, and hear about Catholic education and the way ahead.

TOWARDS ADVENT is the place to meet friends, and make new ones, catch up on Catholic activities, browse bookstalls, pick of Catholic news, swap ideas, and celebrate the Faith!

Make sure the date is in your diary now. Admission is free: come on your own, or with a parish group. Doors open 10 am. Big official welcoming ceremony 10.30am with glorious music.

Come and enjoy it all!