Notre Dame de France 5 Leicester Place London WC2H 7BX
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A Catholic Celebration of Faith
in the heart of London –


The Spirit in the City festival aims to share the Good News of God’s love with everyone.   
Located in Leicester Square, the middle of the entertainment district, the Festival welcomes people of all faith, ages and walks of life. The events feature live music, workshops, faith conversations, opportunities for prayer and reconciliation, and much more.

About us

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. 

Get involved

God has gifted us in so many ways so why not share those gifts  and talents in the service of others?

At Spirit in the City, we have something for everyone. From street evangelisation to logistics, food outreach to the poor to prayer, hospitality to activities for families, there is something for everyone so check out the range of activities we have. 

SitC 2020 rescheduled to 2022

Unfortunately, we had to take the decision to cancel this year’s Festival due to Covid-19. We will be back in June 2022. 
Watch this space for more information.

A little flavour of our celebrations…

Frequently asked questions

Who, what, where, when, how, why?

Find out more here!


Support us

There are many ways to contribute to Spirit in the City. One of these is through its large team of joy-filled Spirit and enthusiastic Christians of all cultures and nations, lay and religious, old and young who come together for these two days and impact the West End of London with the joy of the Gospel we share.

To organise such an impactful event needs funding and we very much rely on people’s generous financial contributions to enable this evangelistic outreach become!

Donate for SitC 2020

West End Mission

West End Mission is part of Notre Dame de France’s evangelising activities. Its purpose is to give witness to Christ and the Gospel based on the belief that only the Lord answers the deepest yearnings of the human heart.


Coming events…

Spirit in the City 2020

Theme: ‘I Am the Way, the Truth & the Life’
Festival dates: 5th & 6th June 2020

May this year be rich in revelation as we delve deeper into Scripture and may our study, celebration and prayer of the Word of God enable us to come ever closer to Jesus, The Word who became flesh and dwelt amongst us.

For a program of events at Notre Dame de France on the Year of the Word, visit

The God who Speaks’ – The Year of the Word

30 September 2019 – 31 December 2020

The Feast of St Jerome (30 Sept 2019) marks the beginning of the Year of the Word as designated by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

The year 2020 is very significant for two reasons: it marks 1,600 years since the death of St Jerome who translated the bible into Latin, making it more accessible for us. St Jerome famously said, ‘ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ’. 2020 also marks the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of God’. 

Spirit in the City is part of the evangelising activities of Notre Dame de France through its West End Mission initiative.

For more information about Notre Dame de France RC Church, visit