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Midnight Mass at St Etheldreda’s

December 24, 2019 - December 25, 2019


Christmas Eucharist preceded by carols

St Etheldreda’s Church is just a stone’s throw from the noise and bustle of modern day London. This hidden gem, a spiritual sanctuary dating from the Middle Ages, remains a haven of peace and tranquillity. It used to be the town chapel of the Bishops of Ely from about 1250 to 1570.

Ely Place was once one of the most influential places in town, with a palace and vast grounds. Its chapel took its name from one of England’s most popular saints of the day, St Etheldreda.

It remains the oldest Catholic church in England and one of only two buildings in London from the reign of Edward I.

Christmas Eve 24th December

Make sure to arrive by 11.00pm to get a seat.

Carols start at 11.30pm

Sung Latin Mass at midnight

Tallis – Missa Puer Natus Est

Palestrina – Hodie Christus Natus Est

Credo III, Alma Redemtoris Mater, Adeste fideles

Daquin – Noël

Further information on St Etheldreda’s website


December 24, 2019
December 25, 2019


St Etheldreda’s Church


St Etheldreda’s Roman Catholic Church
14 Ely Place
London, EC1N 6RY United Kingdom
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