Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane was founded in 1873 by Cardinal Manning as a shrine of the Blessed Sacrament. Since then millions of people have passed through the church’s doors and encountered Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the “tiny white host” in the monstrance (Ven. Fulton Sheen). This church in the heart of London has the adoration and veneration of the Blessed Sacrament as its sole purpose.
Corpus Christi has a rich tradition of noble liturgical celebrations and pious devotion to the Eucharist. It was a former Parish Priest of the parish, Fr. Francis Stanfield (1835-1914) who wrote Sweet Sacrament Divine – a hymn loved by Catholics worldwide. Mgr. Ronald Knox preached here on the Feast of Corpus Christi every year from 1926 until 1956 and his sermons were compiled in the book The Window in the Wall.
To find out more about Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane, including information about regular Mass times, Sacraments and a more detailed history, visit their website.