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Portugal Mass at Warwick Street
Thursday 12th June 2014

More details have been announced of a Mass and reception taking place on Sunday (15 June) at 10.30 at the Ordinariate's central church in Warwick Street, Soho, which is being arranged as part of efforts to restore that church's historic links with Portugal.

The church, Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Gregory - which was dedicated to the life of the Ordinariate in 2013 - was built in the late eighteenth century on the site of a Catholic chapel which had served the Portuguese embassy in London at a time when Catholic churches were not generally permitted in London.

Attending the Mass on Sunday - along with the Portuguese ambassador to the United Kingdom, His Excellency João de Vallera, will be the Counsellor for the Madeira Community in the United Kingdom and the Chairman of the Anglo-Portuguese Society. Members of the Portuguese community in London will take part in the Offertory procession, dressed in Portuguese regional dress and some of the bidding prayers will be read in Portguese.

Fr Mark Elliott Smith of the Ordinariate, the parish priest at Warwick Street, said: "We are delighted with the response we have received to this event. We are very conscious of the fascinating history of this beautiful little church in Warwick Street and its beginnings as the chapel of the Portuguese Embassy and we think it would be a wonderful thing to re-vitalise those bonds. We are all much looking forward to the occasion".

The Mass will combine a flavour of the Anglican patrimony which the Ordinariate brings to the Catholic Church, with a Portuguese feel. Music by the Portuguese composer, Manuel Cardoso, will feature, alongside pieces by English composers including Herbert Howells and John Stainer. The Mass will be celebrated according to the Ordinariate Use, which integrates centuries' old Anglican prayers into the Roman Rite. The principal celebrant will be the Ordinary,  Monsignor Keith Newton. Mass will be followed by a reception for all. 

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