A mass for gay and lesbian Catholics has been held for the last time in central London because the Church says it goes against its views on sexuality.
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales said it conflicted with religious teachings on sexuality.
The Archbishop of Westminster has asked organisers of the service in Soho to instead concentrate on providing pastoral care.
Gay rights charity Stonewall has said it was a "real shame".
The masses have been held at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Warwick Street, Soho, for the last six years. Previously they had been congregating in an Anglican church.
Joe Stanley, chairman of Soho Masses Pastoral Council, said: "Because a lot of LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] people find a lot of difficulty in being open and honest in Church, what we offer here is the ability, twice a month, to come and stand openly and honestly and directly before God." [MORE]