Holy Mass

The celebration of Mass on Sunday is, for Catholics, the centre of the week. Mass is celebrated at St Cuthbert’s for the Student Community every Sunday during term at 6:30pm with the Chaplaincy Choir; outside term the Mass is a little quieter.

At the Student Mass the servers, readers, choir, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and welcomers are all drawn from the student community. If you can help, or would like to know more about these ministries, please get in touch with the Catholic Society Vice-President.

There is also a Parish Mass throughout the for the local parish community at 10:00am, and all are welcome at either Mass.

Mass is also celebrated daily during the week at 9:15am on Mondays and Saturdays; 12:15pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 7:00pm on Wednesdays. The Wednesday evening Mass during University Term is usually sung with simple chants, and is followed by the Catholic Society’s main mid-week gathering, “CathSoc Night”.

Weekday Mass times (and occasionally venues – sometimes we celebrate in the colleges) are subject to change: please see the right hand column of this page for the times over the next week.

See also: Mass Intentions (and times) for the current fortnight

Holy Half Hour

adorationThe Blessed Sacrament is exposed between Vespers and Mass on Wednesday evenings (i.e. c. 6:30pm – 6:55pm) during term, Advent and Lent; the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) is also available in this period.


Wednesday: 6:30pm – 6:55pm (during term, Advent and Lent)
Saturday: 9:45am – 10:15am
or by appointment, or usually on call.

Liturgy of the Hours

The Dominican Community celebrates Lauds (Morning Prayer) and Vespers (Evening Prayer) daily in the Church – you are very welcome to join us at the following times:

Sunday: 8:45am and 6:00pm
Monday-Friday: 8:00am and 6:15pm
Saturday: 8:45am

Lauds and Vespers each last about 15-20 minutes and are a very good way of beginning and ending the working day. Books and instruction are provided if necessary – please arrive a few minutes early and we will sort you out.

On Tuesday mornings during term, the Catholic Society organises a breakfast after Lauds. On Fridays during Lent Stations of the Cross follow Vespers.