Notre Dame de France - 5 Leicester Place - London WC2H 7BX - charity nr 1177995                English | Français

Spirit in the City

“Evangelisation is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity: she exists in order to evangelise.”
(Pope Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi)

The West End 

  • Situated at the heart of London’s West End
  • Tourist area which includes Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly
  • Entertainment district including theatres, cinemas but also restaurants, nightclubs and shops

Mission of the West End Churches (WEC)

  • To give witness to Christ by pastorally serving the people who visit the West End
  • To reach out to people of the West End and encourage them to develop the spiritual dimension of their lives and address deeper needs
  • To enable and strengthen the faith communities of the West End to be more effective in their evangelisation


To build a bridge between the two worlds: the spiritual dimension of our faith communities and the secular life of the West End


  • Enhance the prayer life of the WEC by opening to the wider community
  • Enable people to reflect on the deeper questions of life
  • Provide faith formation opportunities

The evangelisation programme includes:

  • The annual Spirit in the City festival held in the West End Churches and public places of the area
  • Listening Service
  • On-going programme of prayer, faith formation and evangelisation

For more details about evangelisation related issues contact:
T. 020 7440 2663
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The next Festival Spirit in the City will be back in June 2019

  • Annual faith festival in the West End churches and public places in the area
  • 3 days of festivities in the summer: music, drama, mime, workshops, street entertainment
  • West End parishes take their place as faith communities in this entertainment area