Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Solemn High Mass. Saint Mary Moorfields Church, Moorgate, London EC2M 7LS. Friday, 29 May 2015. 1930 hrs.



Illustration: LMS CHAIRMAN

All are most welcome to attend this Mass.


The following Text is from LMS CHAIRMAN

Juventutem London Mass, Friday 29th May

As usual, the Mass takes place on the last Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m., in St Mary Moorfields Church, Eldon Street, London EC2M 7LS. It will be Solemn High Mass for the Ember Friday which follows Pentecost.

See Juventutem London's Facebook page.

[Editor: Nearest Tube Stations are Moorgate and Liverpool Street.]


The following is taken from the Web-Site of ST MARY MOORFIELDS

St Mary Moorfields
Roman Catholic Church,
City of London.


Canon  Peter Newby,
Parish Priest of
Saint Mary Moorfields,
4-5 Eldon Street,
London EC2M 7LS.
Telephone: 020 7247 8390.



Saint Mary Moorfields Church,
Eldon Street,
London EC2M 7LS.

The roots of the Parish of Saint Mary Moorfields go back to
several Chapels that sprang up in the area in the 17th- and 18th-Centuries.
Catholic worship in those days was illegal. 
The Chapels were known locally as ‘Penny Hotels’, as people had to pay a Penny, to a man behind a grill in the door, before they were allowed in.

These were hard times for Catholics. In 1736, for example, The Gordon Rioters attacked the Chapel in Ropemakers Alley, ripping out its Altar, fittings and Crucifixes. Following The Catholic Relief Act of 1791, Catholics were permitted to worship in public.

And, in 1820, the first Church of Saint Mary Moorfields opened in Finsbury Circus,
nearby to its present location. As the permanent Seat of The Vicar Apostolic,
it served as Cardinal Wiseman's Pro-Cathedral from 1850 to 1869.

The original Church was pulled down in 1899 and replaced by the present Church in Eldon Street, which was opened on 25 March 1903. The architect was George Sherrin, who also designed the Dome of The London Oratory, as well as several Underground Stations.


Saint Mary Moorfields, in Eldon Street, between Moorgate Tube Station and Liverpool Street Station, is the only Catholic Church in The City. Anyone is welcome, either to come in to Pray or to just find a peaceful place, away from the business and stresses of life.

The Church opens each day at 6.45 a.m., and closes at 6.45 p.m. The Parish Priest is Canon Peter Newby, a former Catholic Chaplain to The University of Oxford. Before becoming a Priest, he trained as an architect and also worked as an antiquarian bookseller.

[Editor: Nearest Tube Stations are Moorgate and Liverpool Street.]

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