Monday 12th March, 6.45pm Meet the Neighbours The Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, W1K 3AH
The Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception are opening their doors to all who would like to find out more about this fascinating church. The visit will include a welcome and introduction to 'Farm Street today', a talk on the Mount Street Jesuit Centre, as well as on the history of English Jesuits, a tour of the church, and a service of Evening Prayer in the Roman Rite. The evening will finish with a buffet, and there is a Roman Catholic Mass at 6pm to which all are also welcome. If you would like to attend, please contact Scott McCombe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 19th March, 6.45pm Democracy and the Common Good St Paul's Cathedral
What has become of the common good? Is democracy in peril? Join Michael Sandel at St Paul's Cathedral for a lively discussion on how we might promote a national conversation to address current widespread economic and cultural insecurity. Michael Sandel will be available for a book signing at the end of this event. Books will also be on sale. The event is free, though a donation of £5 towards the cost of the running of the event would be welcomed. Further details here
H O L Y W E E K & E A S T E R
Sunday 25th March, 10.30am Palm Sunday
Blessing of Palms, Procession and Solemn Mass We meet outside St Stephen's Rochester Row and process under police escort to St Matthew's for Mass. The church will be open for prayer from 10.30am if you are unable to join the procession.
Monday 26th - Saturday 31st March Holy Week
Fig Monday 26th March 6.30pm Sung Compline and Address
Holy Tuesday 27th March 6.30pm Sung Compline and Address
Spy Wednesday 28th March 1.05pm Stabat Mater ~ recital 6.30pm Tenebrae
Maundy Thursday 29th March 10.30am Chrism Mass at St Paul's Cathedral 6.30pm Solemn Mass of The Last Supper and Vigil at the Altar of Repose
Good Friday, 30th March 12 noon Addresses, music and silence 2.00pm Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
Holy Saturday, 31st March 10am Morning Prayer 10.30am Church Clean (lunch provided) 8.00pm Vigil and First Mass of Easter With the Vigil readings, lighting of the Easter Fire, Blessing of the Paschal Candle, and Renewal of Baptismal Vows. The Mass setting will be Haydn's Jugend Messe, and the anthem, Haec Dies by Palestrina. There will be a party after the service. Join us for this most joyful celebration of the Church as we proclaim together the Resurrection of Christ.
Sunday 1st April Easter Day
8.00am Low Mass 11.00am Mass of the Resurrection, with choir and orchestra
Monday 2nd April No Mass, normal pattern of services resumes on Tuesday 3rd April.
Wednesdays in April, 1.05-1.35pm Lunchtime Recitals
Wednesday 9th May 2018 John Webber (Organist of St John's, East Dulwich)
Wednesday 16th May 2018 Lizzy Wilson (Mezzo Soprano)
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Martyn Noble (Sub-organist, HM Chapels Royal, St James's Palace)
Wednesday 30th May 2018 Alexander Van Dijk Organ Scholar of St Matthew's Westminster)
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L E N T S E R I E S
Wednesdays in Lent Keeping Faith in Work
This year we are joining again with our neighbours at St Stephen’s Rochester Row for a series of addresses looking at the theme 'Keeping Faith'.
21st February 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm Keeping Faith in Broadcasting St Matthew's Westminster
Mark Friend, Leader of the BBC's review of Religion and Ethics programming & Andrew Caspari, Acting Controller BBC Radio and Music, Multiplatform. Compline follows at 8pm.
28th February 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm Keeping Faith in the Church St Stephen's, Rochester Row
Rose Hudson-Wilkin Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons. Compline follows at 8pm.
7th March 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm Keeping Faith in Business St Matthew's Westminster
William Morris, Global Tax Policy and Administration Network, PwC. Compline follows at 8pm.
14th March 2018, 6.00pm for 6.30pm Keeping Faith in Public Services St Stephen's, Rochester Row
Paula Vennells, Chief Executive, The Post Office. Compline follows at 8pm.
21st March 2018 at St Matthew's Keeping Faith in Justice St Matthew's Westminster
Brian Gill, former Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General, Scotland. Compline follows at 8pm.