Our vision is to gather people of all cultures through a joyful and dynamic Catholic celebration of faith in the heart of London.

Spirit in the City was started in 2006, as an initiative of the local churches of the West End, in response to a desire to share something of the Catholic faith with visitors and the West End community.

Held annually, its aim is to share the Good news of Christianity with all who visit the West End of London. This is done in a lively, joyful and simple manner which shows that our call to life in Christ is one that brings joy, peace and excitement.

“Simply reverence the Lord Christ in your hearts, and always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope that you all have”. (1 Peter 3:15)

We are all searching for new ways to connect with God and others around us and the festival gives people a great opportunity to raise the deeper questions of life. Our desire is simply to share with people the truth of God’s love for each of us and make space for them to experience the God who made us and who calls us into relationship with Him.

People are searching for something
 more significant in their lives with 
meaning and purpose. We all deserve 
a response to these deep desires and 
Spirit in the City aims to be one!


The festival is open to all and welcomes all, no matter the journey. The events featured in the festival include live music, faith talks, prayer and the sacraments.