Spirit in the City: coming to the West End of London next week

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Spirit in the City, the biggest Catholic Festival in the West End of London kicks off on Wednesday 11th June with a Medieval Chants concert at Notre Dame de France at 7:30pm, followed by three days of prayers, uplifting presentations and evangelisation in the area’s four churches taking part.

The final day celebration on Saturday 14th June is at Leicester Square Gardens with workshops, concerts and Eucharistic adoration. That evening a Thanksgiving Mass will take place at Notre Dame de France at 6pm.   Click here for the full programme.

Come and celebrate with us as we share the victory of love and joy in our city!


Fr. Rob Galea, a Catholic priest, Christian singer & songwriter will lead evening worship on 12-13th June, give an uplugged concert in Golden Square and play two sets on stage in Leicester Square Gardens on 14th June.

Pilgrimage of Faith
Prayers, Eucharistic Procession, Adoration, Reconciliation Service… just to mention a few of the spiritual & prayer opportunities to help your quest to connect with God! All afternoon adoration 12-13-14th.

Saturday Concerts  
will fill Leicester Square with Christian music on 14th June: the BrightLine band 1pm/3pm, Fr. Rob Galea 2pm/4pm, Jahaziel 5pm, Noel Robinson 6-8pm, Celtic Hearts 12 midday, Chloe Giacometti 12.40pm Join the fun & festivities!

Workshops & Talks
12th June 2.30pm: Finding Joy in the Struggles of Life; 3.30pm: The Joy of the Gospel
7pm: Mass & homily with Bishop John Arnold;
13th June 7pm: Surprise speakers: Finding JOY!
14th June from 1pm every half hour in Leicester Sq.: a variety of topics and speakers keep you engaged!

Praying for Spirit in the City: a special holy hour will take place in Warwick St. Church this Saturday 7th June 7pm (Vigil mass 6pm) in preparation for the mission, led by the Cockfosters Healing Team. Praise, intercessions, prayers for the upcoming events and ministries… come along, it’s all about God!

Fundraising – Can you help?
We are passionate to offer the whole programme entirely free to all participants. Donations from like-minded people like yourself will help to cover all the costs of staging the festival and bringing together some amazing people to serve and praise God. We really need your support to help us cover the remaining £3,900 shortfall. Donate online: www.bmycharity.com/sitc2014

Dates: 11-14 June 2014Wednesday 11 June 2014

Notre Dame de France, Leicester Place

19.30 Spirit-filled Medieval Chants
Early religious music, performed by  the ‘Musique au Boschet’ Ensemble
Relax with the wonderfully haunting meditative sound of Medieval and Gregorian chants; let the healing sound  of the human voices spiritually soothe you.


Thursday 12 June 2014

Our Lady of the Assumption & St Gregory Church, Warwick Street

12.45 Mass
13.15-18.00 Sanctuary in the City: Eucharistic Adoration in the church throughout the day
14.3015.30 Workshops:Finding Joy in the Struggles of LifeThe Joy of the Gospel


Evening Programme – SURPRISED BY JOY!

Our Lady of the Assumption & St Gregory Church, Warwick Street

19.00 Joy to Celebrate: praise and worshipJoy to Receive: celebration of the Mass with Bishop John ArnoldJoy to Share: party with live music, refreshments, entertainment, caricaturist


Friday 13 June 2014

St. Patrick’s Church, Soho Square

12.45 Mass



Sanctuary in the City: Eucharistic Adoration in the church throughout the dayStreet outreach in Soho

Evening Programme


St Patrick’s Church, Soho Square

19.00 Let the Joy Begin: Celebrating the transforming joy of God through praise and uplifting presentations
20.15 Eucharistic procession from to Corpus Christi Church followed by night prayer and benediction



Saturday 14 June 2014
Leicester Square Gardens, 12.00 – 20.00



Festival Programme:

* A rolling programme of music on the stage, including: Fr. Rob Galea (Australia), Noel Robinson, Crossbeam and others

* Engaging Workshops and Catholic Q & A sessions

* Dedicated spaces for prayer and reconciliation

18.00 Thanksgiving Mass in Notre Dame de France Church
20.00 Closing of the  programme in Leicester Square


“I am so looking forward to SitC2014 – the programme is different each year and brings a freshness to my faith, whilst always being uplifting and challenging. I love celebrating on the streets with music and festival, it gives me courage to share the hope that is in me.” Mary


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