Welcome to the webpages of the Roman Catholic Church of St Anselm and St Cæcilia, Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Here you will find information about us including normal Mass times as well as Parish contacts.

Our postal address is 70 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3JA. The post code for satnav or google maps is WC2B 6DX. We are adjacent to Greggs.
You will find us on the east side of Kingsway, a few steps from Holborn Station (LT).
You can contact us on 020 7405 0376. Our email address is lincolnsinnfields@rcdow.org.uk


SATURDAY 6pm and SUNDAYS 10am & 6pm.
EXTRA MASS! As from SUNDAY 6th NOVEMBER, there will be an additional Mass (In Latin) on Sundays at 8:30am
ADORATION 5pm, ROSARY 5.20pm, Mass at 6pm
Saturday 5.00-5.45pm. Half an hour before all weekday Masses
MONDAY-FRIDAY 5.30pm-5.50pm, SATURDAY 5.00pm – 5.40pm or by appointment,
(020 7405 0376).

EACH MASS WILL BE LIVE STREAMED https://www.churchservices.tv/lincolnsinnfields

CHURCH OPENING TIMES (for Silent Prayer)
7.30am DAILY (Monday – Friday), (Saturday 12 Noon) and (Sunday: 8am)

26th May 2024


GOD has been revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit — three persons, but one God. We could never know this by use of reason: we know it because Our Lord Jesus has revealed it.

GOD’s love is made known to us as a dynamic interaction of loving between the Three Persons of the Trinity. God is loving — the active relationship of loving between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

GOD’s love for us is made known in the Incarnation — the enfleshment of God — when “the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” That love is revealed above all through the Mystery of the Cross. God’s love for us is confirmed in every Mass through receiving Holy Communion. As Pope Francis tells us: “Christ has shown us the face of God, one in substance and triune of Persons. God is all and only Love, in a subsisting relationship that creates, redeems and sanctifies all: Father, Son and Holy Spirit”.

God’s love for us is made known in the fact that God wants to be known by us —  to live in relationship with us. We can do so with confidence because in our baptism God made us adopted sons and daughters with the great privilege of relating to God as a most beloved son or daughter. We always have access to God on this personal level. So relate to God every day, ever faithful, through that daily conversation which is prayer.

TODAY there is Pastoral Letter from Cardinal Vincent Nichols, if you would like a copy of the letter, there are some copies at the back of the church.

Fr. David Barnes, Rector

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: Sunday 2nd June, at 10:45am. At the end of the 10am Mass we process with the Blessed Sacrament round Lincoln’s Inn Fields, visiting the statue of St Thomas More, then the site of the former Sardinian Chapel (the predecessor of our present church).

This annual outdoor procession is a great act of witness, proclaiming Our Lord’s reign over our parish, and, by publicly following Him in procession, witnessing to our faith in Him.


The children who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday 18th May will lead the procession, dressed as for their First Holy Communion.



MASS INTENTIONS: 25th May – 2nd June 2024

Saturday 25th May:
6:00pm Vigil Mass
In thanksgiving for marriage (Eric & Joyce)

Sunday 26th May:

8:30am Mass (In Latin)
10:00am Mass
Pro Populo
6:00pm Mass

Monday 27th May:
St Augustine of Canterbury. Bishop

10:00pm Mass ONLY

Tuesday 28th May:
6:00pm Mass

Wednesday 29th May:
St Paul VI, Pope
6:00pm Mass

Thursday 30th May:
6:00pm Mass

Friday 31st May:
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

6:00pm Mass
Loreta Bonferrada – RIP RD

Saturday 1st June:
Vigil Mass In thanksgiving for marriage (Eric & Joyce)

Sunday 2nd June:

8:30am Mass (In Latin)
10:00am Mass
Pro Populo
6:00pm Mass             


CAFOD ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CRISIS APPEAL:Donate to CAFOD’s Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal at www.cafod.org.uk/ipcor call 0303 303 3030 to support those affected and get funds to local trusted experts in Gaza and southern Israel who have been working alongside communities helping those most in need.Your donation will help support aid workers providing urgent humanitarian aid including food, water and emergency shelter to those in need. Thank you for your prayers.

God of peace, bearer of hope,
We seek your help
For the peoples of the Middle East.
Quiet the clamour of war
And guide us towards peace.
Where there is hatred and division
Sow seeds of calm and openness.
Where there is destruction
Help us to rebuild.
Where children are crying
Bring an end to tears.
Shelter your peoples and protect them
Guide them and keep them from harm.
Show us how to break down the barriers of history and fear
And breathe whispers of hope.
Linda Jones / CAFOD


Lord Jesus Christ, Guide and Shepherd of your people,
touch the hearts of our young people, that they may, for the love of you
give their lives in the service of the Church.
Renew the hearts of priests, that they may model their lives on the mystery of the Cross
and imitate the Sacred Mysteries they celebrate at the altar.
Strengthen our families, that they may generously support those of their sons
whom you call to serve you as priests. Amen


PRAYER OF ST THERESE OF LISIEUX FOR PRIESTS (please pray often for this intention)

O Jesus, I pray for your faithful and fervent priests;
for your unfaithful and tepid priests;
for your priests labouring at home or abroad in distant mission fields;
for your tempted priests; for your lonely and desolate priests;
for your young priests; for your dying priests;
for the souls of your priests in Purgatory.
But above all, I recommend to you the priests dearest to me;
the priest who baptised me; the priests who absolved me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I assisted
and who gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion;
the priests who taught and instructed me;
all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way.
O Jesus, keep them all close to your heart, and bless them
abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen