Forthcoming Events

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(Check also the Regular Events listings page for events that take place over a series of dates)


Now to 7 July
London: Sorola Spanish Master of Light at National Gallery

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Wednesday 22 May at 10am -1pm
Turvey Monastery: Creativity Workshop
A safe space created at Turvey Monastery for people new to creating art work or wishing to return to making art, to find out 'What Happens if.......' we meditate, use freeing art exercises, different mediums and materials? What does happen is exciting, liberating, fun and validating. At Guest House, Monastery of Christ our Saviour, Turvey, MK43 8DH
Cost: £20 for each workshop includes all the materials and refreshments. Numbers are limited so please book in advance either phone Johan on 07900864674 or email [email protected]
For more information visit:

Thursday 23 May 6-8pm
Twickenham: Churchill and the art of Legend Maintenance.
Inaugural Lecture by Prof. John Charmley (who spoke in February at our St Thomas More Circle Dinner).
Book a place at
At Waldegrave Drawing Room, St Mary's University, Twickenham.

Thursday 23 May at 7pm
London: Religion and Violence: what is the connection? Discussion with authors Rupert Shortt (Does Religion Do More Harm than Good?) and Ziya Meral (How Violence Shapes Religion). £7/£5 (concs). Eventbrite.
At Theos, 77 Great Peter St, London SW1P 2EZ.

Friday 24 May
London: Dominicans to celebrate feast of Translation of Relics of St Dominic
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Friday 24 May 4pm
Cambridge: How to Believe. Mary Ward Lecture by Prof John Cottingham.
At Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, West Rd, Cambridge.

Friday 24 May 4pm
Cambridge: Mary Ward Lecture: How to Believe
A talk by Professor John Cottingham, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Reading University, Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the University of Roehampton, London, and an Honorary Fellow of St John's College, Oxford
Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge
Further information and booking: Ela Wolbek: 01223 741 039|[email protected]

Friday 24 May 2-4pm
London: Relics of Bl Jerzy Popieluszko will be in the chapel at Tyburn Convent, Marble Arch.
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Saturday 25 May-Sunday 26 May
Oxford: More Than Memory - A conference celebrating the spiritual imagination and artistic legacy of JRR Tolkien (£51).
At Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Saturday 25 May at 7.30pm
London: Macmillan's Marian Motets. Sir James Macmillan (UK's renowned Catholic composer) conducts the Elysian Singers.
Tickets £15 (£10 concs) or £25 including wine reception and interview with the composer, via Eventbrite or on the door.
At The Rosary Shrine (St Dominic's Priory Church), London NW5 4LB. For more information and booking details see:

Saturday 25 May 10am
London: Regnum Christi talk with Fr Matthew Devereux LC
At St Mary's Church, St Thomas More Room, Cadogan Street, Chelsea, London SW3 2QP.
Mass will celebrated by Fr Matthew Devereux LC before Morning Coffee. The talk will finish at 12.45
Fr. Matthew will speak on the subject of our spiritual wounds and how we are all affected by them. We will reflect on how to detect our own personal wounds and how to seek healing from them.

Tuesday 28 May 4.30pm
Cambridge: Beyond here there be dragons: The world's oldest story
A talk by Professor Robert Miller, The Catholic University of America
At the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, 12 Grange Road, CB3 9DU
Further information and booking: Ela Wolbek: 01223 741 039| [email protected]

Wednesday 29 May at 7.30pm
Oxford: It's My Right: Understanding Natural Rights and the Purpose of Politics.
Lecture by Fr Dominic Legge OP (Thomistic Institute). Free. All Welcome.
At Blackfriars Hall, St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LY.

Thursday 30 May 7.30 pm
Ireland: Killarney, County Kerry
Way of the Cross - new musical composition first performed in the Old Bailey in 2018
At St Mary's Cathedral


Saturday 1 June
St Alban's: Catholic Worker Farm Open Day
details to follow

Tuesday 4 June at 7pm
London: Healing as Christ. Christina Read. Faith Movement talk. Wine and cheese.
At Challoner Room, Basement, 24 Golden Square, London W1F 9JR.

Friday - Sunday 7-9 June
Alton Castle: WYD @ Home
World Youth Day at Home

Saturday 8 June 7-11pm
London: Filipino Night in Pimlico

There will be food, a cultural show, live band, auctions, raffle, and dancing at Holy Apostles, Pimlico, to raise funds for their twin church in Turkana, Kenya

Wednesday 12 June 11am-4pm
London: The Gender Agenda -a conference sponsored by the Association of Catholic Women
With speakers Kerri Christopher and Louise Kirk. Tickets £15. Send cheque to ACW, Flat 2 Salamander Court, York Way N7 9LG.
At St Mary Moorfields, Eldon St, EC2M 7LS.

Wednesday 12th June 7 - 8.30pm
Gidea Park: Faith Talk on the Liturgical Year with Mgr David Manson
At Christ the Eternal High Priest Church 410 Brentwood Road Gidea Park RM2 6DH

Wednesday 12 June 4pm
Cambridge: Catholicity and Gender. Mary McAleese in conversation with Austen Ivereigh.
Free to attend.
At Von Hugel Institute, St Edmund's College, Cambridge CB3 0BN.

14 -22 June 10am to 5pm
London: New English Art Club Annual Exhibition
Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space
Admission £4, Free to ICN Readers
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Friday 14 - Saturday 22 June
London: New English Art Club Annual Exhibition
The Mall Galleries - Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space
Admission £4, Free to Independent Catholic News readers - mention your name at reception.
Also free to NEAC Friends and under 18s

Saturday 15 June 12.30 - 5.30pm
London: Stop the Arms Fair organising meeting
At St Hilda's East Community Centre, 18 Club Row, London, E2 7EY
For more information see:

Tuesday 18 June at 7pm
London: Holy as Christ. Mgr Keith Newton. Faith Movement talk. Wine and cheese.
At Challoner Room, Basement, 24 Golden Square, London W1F 9JR.

Thursday 20 June 7pm
London: Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form with His Eminence Francis, Cardinal Arinze
for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi and opening of Quarant'Ore.
At Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden London WC2E 7NB.

Friday 21 June 5pm to Sunday, 23 June 3.30pm
Ammerdown: Living Theology Weekend
At Ammerdown Park, Radstock, Near Bath, Somerset, BA3 5SW

Tuesday 25 June 12.30pm
London: Hard Science, Soft Religion? The Dominican Forum.
Designed for busy professionals. All welcome. Free registration on Eventbrite. Lunch included.
At CCLA, 85 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4ET.

Wednesday 26 June
London: CAFOD mass lobby on climate change
For more details and to sign up see:

Thursday - Friday 27-29 June
Omaha, Nebraska: Laudato Si' and the US Catholic Church: A Conference Series on Our Common Home.
At Creighton University, It will bring together current and potential US Catholic leaders to convene, equip, and inspire them to more deeply integrate Laudato Si' and its climate change teaching into eight 'tracks' of US Catholic life: Adult Faith Formation; Advocacy; Creation Care Teams in Parishes, Schools, and Religious Orders; Energy Management; Higher Education; Liturgy; School Education; and Young Adult Ministry. The application deadline is April 1 but numbers are limited. Learn about the event, view the schedule and roster of speakers, and apply here.


Saturday 6 July 2pm
London: St John Henry Newman - the next Doctor of the Church.
Talk by Fr Marcus Holden organised by the English Catholic History Association. £5 on the door.
At Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace (beside Westminster Cathedral).

4 to 14 July, 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)
London: The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition
Mall Galleries
The Mall, London SW1
Admission £4, Free for under 18s, Friends of Mall Galleries and ICN Readers - just mention us at the Gallery Desk.

Saturday- Sunday 26 - 28 July
Swanwick: Annual Justice & Peace Conference
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23-26 August
St Alban's: Farmfest Music Festival
Catholic Worker Farm
details to follow


Sunday 29 September
UK-wide: Promotion Day for CAFOD Harvest Fast Day


Friday 4 October
UK-wide: Harvest Fast Day
Key weekends for promotion will be Sunday 29th September and Sunday 6th October for Collection in Parishes.

Sunday 6 October
UK-wide: Harvest Fast Day Collection in Parishes
More information to follow

Friday 10 October 4pm
Cambridge: Catholicity and Sexual Abuse. Fr Hans Zollner SJ.
Free to attend.
At Von Hugel Institute, St Edmund's College, Cambridge CB3 0BN.



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