Holy Days Obligation

Holy Days of Obligation

Following changes introduced at the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales in 2006 & from December 2017, the  Holy Days of Obligation in the Church’s calendar are as follows:

peter and paul

The Feast of St Peter and St Paul .. 29 June


The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary .. 15 August

all saints

The Feast of All Saints .. 1 November epiphany

The Epiphany of the Lord .. 6 January (unless falling on a Saturday or Monday)ascension

The Ascension of the Lord  .. Thursday of the 6th week of Eastertide

On Holidays of Obligation, Masses are celebrated in the Cathedral at

9:15am, 1:10pm and 8pm

The following celebration is transferred to the nearest Sunday:

 The Body & Blood of the Lord