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


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



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


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

19:30 (Vigil Mass – previous evening), 9:15am & 1:10pm

The following celebration is transferred to the nearest Sunday:

 The Body & Blood of the Lord