Midnight Mass at St Etheldreda’s
December 24 - December 25Free
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