Arundel Corpus Christi Carpet of Flowers

Where: Arundel, Sussex at the Cathedral
When: Corpus Christi (a Thursday between May 21st and June 24th)
Time: 5.30pm



The feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated by the Catholic church and commemorates the Body and Blood of Christ. It’s a moveable feast on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday (eight weeks after Easter Sunday and one week after Whit Sunday), so varies in date according to when Easter falls and can be anywhere from May 21st to June 24th. For over 100 years the feast has been marked at Arundel Cathedral by a spectacular Carpet of Flowers up the central aisle, and a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Castle.

Helpful Hints

In 2018 Corpus Christi is on Thursday 31st May.

You can watch the Carpet being made at the Cathedral on the preceding Tuesday following the 10am Mass.The finished Carpet is on view from the Wednesday morning from 9.30 until 8pm and again from 9.30 on Corpus Christi itself. Mass preceding the Procession takes place at 5.30. Admission is free. Parking is available a short walk away in the castle grounds.

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