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1 May 2020

Cenacle mail order. Cenacle is open for mail order. Standard delivery only. Orders may take longer than usual due to courier restrictions and changes to working practices. Please communicate via email to sales@cenacle.co.uk, rather than telephone.  Please note: our showroom is permanently closed.  Online payment only, postal order payments suspended.

23 March 2020

Coronavirus - supporting the country to 'stay at home' Cenacle has made the difficult decision to close our mail order service due to the Covid-19 pandemic with immediate effect. This is in response to the government's appeal for everyone to stay at home to save lives. Let us pray for each other. Please send any queries by email.

12 February 2019

Our standard UK postage price for all sizes of parcel has increased to £3.95 (from £3.50), our first price increase for two years.  We hope you still find it good value for money, as we send everything by First class post.  We have a lower tier of £2.75 designed mainly for (up to 5) greetings cards, and very small items.  Free postages is available to UK Mainland addresses for orders over £100.

Easter Opening 2018

Cenacle will be closed from Good Friday 30 March until Wednesday 4th April inclusive.  We will reopen after Easter on Thursday 5th April.  

8 March 2018 - Snow Day!

Cenacle was unfortunately closed today 8 March 2018 due to unexpected heavy snow. Orders placed online will be processed on Friday 9 March.

13 February 2018 - Holy Face Feast Day

Date: Tuesday 13 February 2018 (Shrove Tuesday)
Location: Saint Catherine Labouré Roman Catholic Church, Stanifield Lane, Farington, Leyland, Lancashire, UK, PR25 4QG
Time: 12 pm (noon)
Celebrant: Fr Simon Henry
All are Welcome to Holy Mass in the form experienced by Sister Marie of St Peter, Blessed Mother Pierina, and St Therese of Lisieux. Holy Face information, and prayer cards available after Mass.

23 January 2018

New CTS One-fifties in stock - to celebrate 150 years of this Catholic Publishing House, 25 titles from the CTS archives for only £1.50 each!  Includes writers such as John Henry Newman, Leonard Cheshire, Hilaire BellocRonald Knox.

16 October 2017

Showroom opening hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 10am to 2pm. Or at other times by appointment only.  Please telephone us.

Free parking!

23 September 2017

Some changes to our website this morning - you will now get a reassuring padlock on every page of our site - meaning every single page is encrypted and secure!  Happy browsing!


Summer Retreat 2017 - Cenacle Closed 10 - 14 July

Cenacle Sales and Dispatch Department will be closed from 10th - 14th July.

Orders received after 12pm on 7th July will processed on Monday 17th July.


Downtime - 4 July 2017

Apologies if you were affected by our recent site downtime. We're back up and running on a brand new server. 

All website facilities including Worldpay payments are now available once more.  The problem was caused by a software upgrade issue. 

No customer data was lost or compromised!


Easter opening hours - April 2017

Cenacle will be closed from 2pm Maundy Thursday 13th April until Tuesday April 18th 10 am.

Orders received after 12pm on Maundy Thursday will be processed on Tuesday April 18th.

We wish all our customers a Blessed Easter!


Holy Face Feast Day - Shrove Tuesday - 28th February 2017

Holy Face Mass - Extraordinary Form - Farington, Leyland, Lancashire, UK, PR25 4QG

Time: 12 pm (noon)

All are welcome to this Mass in the form experienced by Sister Marie of St Peter, Blessed Mother Pierina, and St Therese of Lisieux

1st Feburary 2017: Cenacle showroom is closed for stock-taking from Wednesday 1st February - Friday 3rd February 2017.  A limited service for online customers will be available at this time.

14 December 2016: Last recommended order dates for Christmas using our standard shipping option

UK Standard Shipping (First class): Wednesday 21 December midday

UK Courier Shipping: Thursday 22 December midday


Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland: Wednesday 14 December midday

Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA: Thursday 15 December midday

Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg: Friday 16 December midday

All other destinations: sorry, the last recommended ordering date has passed, your order may arrive after Christmas.


8 November 2016: Fake Coupons! Dear Customer, please don't be fooled by external websites offering voucher codes and coupons for Cenacle - they probably just want your email address!  We do offer money off coupons and voucher codes from time to time, but always via our newsletter, our website or our Facebook page.  So please don't be disappointed if fake coupons (usually a set of numbers) don't work.  To take advantage of our regular reader offers, sign up for our newsletter now!

November 2016: From a Parish newsletter - an explanation of November and the Month of the Holy Souls:

"As the weather grows colder and the leaves fall, it is natural that our thoughts turn to those whom we have loved who are no longer with us. How appropriate, then, that the Catholic Church offers us November, which begins with All Saints Day and All Souls Day, as the Month of the Holy Souls in Purgatory...

... Purgatory is not, as many people think, one last trial; all of those who make it to Purgatory will one day be in Heaven. Purgatory is where those who have died in grace, but who have not fully atoned for the temporal punishments resulting fro their sins, go to finish their atonement before entering Heaven... Catholics believe Purgatory is an expression of God's love, His desire to cleanse our souls of all that might keep us from experiencing the fullness of joy in Heaven."


9 February 2016: Holy Face Feast Day today! We will be closed between 11am and 2pm as Cenacle staff will be attending Holy Mass - see: https://www.facebook.com/HolyFaceDevotion.

11 November 2015: Our Christmas store is up and running: with Christmas cards, Catholic calendars and diaries, beautiful new hand-painted Christmas decorations fairly traded from the Philippines, and of our course or usual superb range of Nativity sets, large and small.

28 September 2015: We are delighted to announce that Cenacle is the UK/worldwide distributor for Fr Leopold Celebrates Mass:

Fr Leopold Celebrates Mass - mini figureIntroducing Father Leopold: The World’s Smallest Priest. Fr Leopold is on a mission to share the good news of Jesus Christ with minifigures everywhere. Sporting his brand new clerics and a friendly face, he is ready to preach the gospel and bring the sacraments to his people - In stock very soon - available to pre-order now more...


3 August 2015 Normal service resumed after our Summer retreat, including courier delivery for those who need their order as quickly as possible, but we often get great comments about our speedy delivery using our standard First class mail - see: testimonials...

10 July 2015 We have recently introduced a beautiful new range of Greek hand-made icons, which are screen-printed, and finished with imitation gold leaf - just exquisite.  Each with certificate of authentication.

25 June 2015 We think Pope's new encyclical Laudato Si'  chimes beautifully with our new Graceful Nature section - God's Grace demonstrated in Nature, with products such as essential oils, herbal remedies, natural household and personal care products, and books on Natural Health.

18 June 2015 Continuing to make improvements to our site - check out our lovely new Greek icons...

26th May 2015 No news (is good news!)  Let us know what you think of our new website - visit our Facebook page.

19th May 2015 We have been experiencing a few problems with emails not being delivered.  We hope this is now fixed - if you did not receive a confirmation email, please contact us, and we'll re-send it.  Thanks for your patience.

11th May 2015 The new website is one week old!

9th May 2015 We are continuing to make improvements to stock information, special prices, product details. Much more to come in the following days and weeks.

5th May 2015 Worldpay card payments are now available as well as Paypal.  Apologies for anyone getting 401 Whoops page not found!  We're trying to iron these out - you should be able to find what you are looking for by browsing around our menu system, or typing in the search box at the top of the screen.  Thanks for your patience!

4th May 2015 - Due to problems with our old website, we have brought forward the launch of our new Cenacle website!  Existing customers: you will need to create a new account.  Orders placed on our old website will not be shown, but will of course be processed as normal.  Please contact us if you have any queries about our new website.


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