The sanctuary, from the Latin word for ‘holy place’, sanctus, is the most important part of the church, where the Mass – the central act of worship in the Catholic faith – is celebrated. The sanctuary pavement is defined by two intersecting pathways of light green and white marble in a herringbone pattern. The moveable choir stalls are a later addition and are used for singing the Divine Office in church. The marble balustrade at the entrance to the sanctuary serves to demarcate it from the nave and to provide a convenient place for members of the congregation to kneel when receiving Holy Communion.

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Service Timings

Mon to Thursday

7.30am Lauds / Meditation
8.30am Public Rosary
8.45am Confession
9am Holy Mass
5.30pm Vespers
6-7pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

9.15am Holy Mass (English Mass / Parish)
6-7pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7pm Holy Mass

Sat & Bank Holidays
8.30-9.30am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
9.45am Confession
10am Holy Mass & St Philomena Devotion
5.30pm Vespers

11.15am Confession
11.30am Sung Mass
5.30pm Vespers, Rosary & Benediction

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