Sunday, November 6, 2016

Come and hear...

...lovely music from a Polish children's choir...and a first-hand account of working with St Teresa of Calcutta ..and the latest news about developments at Walsingham...and more...

It's all happening at the 2016 TOWARDS ADVENT Festival. Westminster Cathedral Hall, Saturday November 26th. Doors open 10 am, official Opening ceremony 10.30s,.   Admission FREE.  Talks and workshops £2.00p each.  Refreshments available all day. Stalls and displays from Catholic groups and organisations from across Britain...

A special feature is the De Satge Music Workshop. Talented muscian Jeremy de Satge played a major role in introducing children and young people to the glories of the Church's rich heritage of music. For several years he led Music Workshops at the Festival, teaching people how to sing Gregorian Chant.  We now offer an annual Workshop in his memory, led by Joseph Estorninho, music director at St James' School, twickenham.

The TOWARDS ADVENT Festival began at the Millenium and has grown and grown in scope and popularity... it's now a big part of the annual Catholic scene in London. Come and be part of it!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

As the Autumn begins...

...thoughts turn to the great TOWARDS ADVENT Festival of Catholic Culture.

Want to learn how to sing Gregorian Chant?

Want to hear some first-hand stories of Mother - now Saint - Teresa of Calcutta?

Want to find out what's happening at Walsingham?

Then TOWARDS ADVENT is for you...

Saturday November 26th 2016 at WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL HALL.    Doors open 10am

ALL WELCOME.  Admission FREE. A modest charge (£2)  for the workshops and talks.

Fr Alexander Sherbrooke will be talking (1pm)  about Mother Teresa - with whom he worked - and about her recent canonisation in Rome.

Joseph Estorninho, Director of Music at St James' School, Twickenham, will lead a workshop  (2pm) on Gregorian Chant. Come and learn how to sing it!

Mgr John Armitage will talk  (11.30am) about what is happening at Walsingham - npow officially declared a Basilica. Come and hear about the new developments at this great shrine. In 2061 it will mark one thousand years of its history...

Refreshments available all day: freshly brewed coffee and tea, good sandwiches, cakes and buns...

WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL HALL< Ambrosden Avenue, London SW1. Nearest tube: VICTORIA   or ST JAMES PARK.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Note the date...

The 2016  


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at Westminster Cathedral Hall
Ambrosden Avenue, London SW1

10 am doors open

10.30am Official Opening

Bishop Nicholas Hudson


Events and workshops during the day including:

Mgr John Armitage:
"Something big is happening at  Walsingham"

Stalls and displays from a variety of Catholic groups and organisations: books, DVDs, craft goods, and more on sale...
Refreshments available throughout the day

Admission FREE

The Towards Advent Festival is sponsored by
The Catenian Association
The Association of Catholic Women
The Knights of St Columba