Hello to you all in lockdown! Welcome to the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament.
Things are incredibly tough at the moment, and Covent Garden is largely empty – but Our Eucharistic Lord remains with us in the Tabernacle. Following the Prime Minister’s address tonight, the church doors will have to remain closed. His Eminence, Cardinal Nichols has written to the Diocese, saying:
One practical point that follows very clearly from the Prime Minister’s statement is that all churches must be closed, and remain closed. It is essential that we all follow this instruction, painful and difficult though it is.
However, the Holy Mass will continue to be offered for you and your intentions each day here at the Shrine. All these Masses will be live streamed on our Facebook page at fb.com/corpuschristimaidenlane at:
- 8.00am Monday to Saturday
- 9.30am on Sunday.
You can also make a Spiritual Communion: not just during the Mass but at any time during the day.
If you need to make your Confession, please call the Parish Office at 020 7836 4700.
Please keep praying for an end to this terrible virus, and for each other, as we continue to pray for you all.
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A message from His Eminence, Cardinal Nichols at these trying times:
Welcome to the hidden gem of Covent Garden in London, Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Maiden Lane. Corpus Christi is the Westminster Diocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament, and was elevated to this dignity by Cardinal Nichols in 2018.
Built in 1874 as an act of reparation for sins against the Blessed Sacrament during the Reformation and since, the church of Corpus Christi holds a very special place in the hearts of Catholics around the world. The hymns Sweet Sacrament Divine and O Sacred Heart were composed here by a former Parish Priest, Fr. Francis Stanfield and Mgr. Ronald Knox preached his many famous homilies on the Blessed Sacrament from this church’s pulpit. As home to the Catholic Association for Performing Arts (previously the Catholic Stage Guild), Corpus Christi has also become known as the Actors’ Church, providing a home for Catholic Actors performing in Covent Garden and around the West End.
Whether you live in the Parish, or are just visiting London, you will find our doors open all day.