Saturday 11th March, 11.30am (Ember Saturday of Lent)
Enter the spirit of Lent with the impressive liturgy of Ember Saturday, celebrated with the full set of readings and chants, and accompanied by the Schola Abelis with Polyphony provided by the Newman Consort of Oxford.
High Mass will be celebrated by Fr Anthony Conlon.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham, is at Our Lady & St Anne’s Church, 2 South View Avenue, Caversham, Reading, RG4 5AB (Link to map)
A poster is available to download here
Caversham is over the river Thames from Reading, and forms the southernmost tip of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. This the diocese's official Marian shrine, the restoration of a very ancient and prestigious medieval shrine, visited by many Kings and Queens of England including Catherine of Aragon, and dating probably from before the Norman Conquest. The restored shrine was consecrated in 1958, and the fine shrine image, a medieval Madonna and Child from northern Europe, was crowned by Papal mandate in 1996. (More on the shrine here.)
Reading, RG4 5AB