Saturday, 12 November 2011


This Saturday (19th November) sees the annual Towards Advent festival in Westminster Cathedral hall. This is a gathering together of a wide range of Catholic groups and organisations to celebrate the Catholic Faith.

Door open at 10.00 and the festival will be opened at 10.30 by Archbishop Vincent Nichols. At 1.30 Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, will deliver a talk on 'Joy and Hope in the Church'. At 3.00 there is to be a celebration of Blessed John Paul II in film, drama and music. This includes the documentary film "John Paul the Great" and contributions from the Oxford-based youth drama team who presented the play "The Quality of Mercy". Entrance to these two events will cost £2, but entrance to the festival itself is free.

ST PAULS do not exhibit at the festival as our shop in just around the corner from the Cathedral hall, but do make time to visit our bookshop and see the variety of resources we have for Advent and Christmas.

Towards Advent is sponsored by The Catenian Association, The Knights of St Columba, and The Association of Catholic Women.