Quarant’ore at Salford Cathedral


From the 13 – 17 June, Salford Cathedral will host Quarant’ore, an ancient Church practice, consisting of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for 40 hours. The Sacrament will be exposed from 10am-19:45pm and there will be adoration throughout the day. The cathedral will be open to all who want to spend some prayerful time with the Lord.

Quarant’ore stretches back beyond written memory – in the 1500s, St Charles Borromeo explained that the practice was ancient, and that the 40 hours referred to the time Christ’s body laid in the tomb. There are several other significant instances of the number 40 being used throughout the Bible.

This is a great chance for us to come together, as a parish community, in prayer and meditation.