annual festivity at Arundel Cathedral is the Corpus
Christi celebration in late May/early June.
This feast, honouring the Body and Blood of Christ, is celebrated
by the laying down of a carpet of flowers along the centre aisle
of the church. After Mass the Blessed Sacrament is carried in procession
with hymns down the flower decorated aisle and, weather permitting,
along the streets of the town to the Castle quadrangle, where there
Duke Henry introduced this tradition to Arundel in 1877 inspired
by an Italian custom. Click here to
go to the Corpus Christi web page.
Other regular activities include the Arundel
and Brighton Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is supported
each year by the Arundel Parish and help given to individuals to
Also a programme of choral and other concerts are
held in the Cathedral, which are widely supported especially during
the Arundel Festival season in late August each year. One of the
foremost of these is the performance given by The
Sir Malcolm Sargent Choir of volunteer choristers, who donate
their takings to a cancer charity.
Cathedral parishioners, through voluntary groups,
actively support charities to help raise much-needed funds as well
as profile of the good cause. Please click here to read more on
this support as well as other special interest
voluntary groups building on both religious and social values
underpinning our parish community and Cathedral.
key to reaching out to local parishioners and the wider domain of
regional, national and international Roman Catholics. A weekly
newsletter gives the very latest information to everyone
attending Mass both at the Cathedral and The Poor Clares Convent
with the most current version online by clicking here.
The Parish Proclaimer magazine
is issued four times a year – winter, spring, summer and autumn
– to local parishioners who attend weekend Masses either in
the Cathedral or Poor Clares Convent. Click here
to read our most current issue.
is our newly named and restored parish hall, the venue where we
hold social activities and events for the parish community. There
are some great facilities should anyone want to use our former St.
Mary’s Hall for wedding receptions or other functions. Please
call our parish office via our contact page.