Corpus Christi

Carpet Of Flowers and Procession

For over 140 years, Arundel Cathedral has celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi with a magnificent festival of flowers, featuring a world famous Carpet of Flowers in the central aisle of the Cathedral and a procession of the Blessed Sacrament from the Cathedral to the courtyard of Arundel Castle, where Benediction is given.

The next Carpet of Flowers is due to take place in June 2021

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no firm plans have been made for 2021.

Providing the Government Guidelines at the time permit, there will be a Mass on 3rd June.

Under normal circumstances, the Cathedral would be open for visitors to view the carpet under construction on Tuesday 1st June and to view the completed carpet on Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd June before the Mass and Procession. We await Government Guidance  for attractions before confirming any plans.

PLEASE DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL PLANS BEFORE CONTACTING THE CATHEDRAL OFFICE

If the event does go ahead, it is likely that access will be severely restricted and entry will be by pre-booking only.