05.07.22 #OrdinationtothePriesthood #ArchdioceseofSouthwark #ArchbishopJohnWilson #StGeorgesCathedral #JosephGulliford #MichaelEtuka #AllanMacDonald
Southwark Ordinations to the Priesthood
In 2022 the Archdiocese of Southwark is blessed to have three deacons who have chosen to be ordained to the priesthood.
04.07.22 #Re-interment #BpJohnButt #CardinalFrancisBourne
Homily by Fr Sean Finnegan: Re-interment of the body of Bishop Butt and heart of Cardinal Bourne
On Friday 1st July 2022, Archbishop John Wilson welcomed Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop Bernard Longley, Bishop Richard Moth and other senior clergy to St George's Cathedral for the re-interment of Bishop John Butt, Fourth Bishop of Southwark (1885 to 1897), and the heart of Cardinal Francis Bourne. Bishop Butt was the founder of St John's Seminary, and as a relatively young priest, Fr Bourne was its first Rector. Their remains had previously been buried at St John's Seminary but following its closure, they were transferred and laid to rest in the Mother-church of Southwark; the Diocese which they had lovingly and faithfully served.
Supporting Ukrainian Seafarers
The war in Ukraine might be 1,500 miles away from the UK, but Stella Maris port chaplains, such as permanent deacon John Fogarty, who covers the Kent coast, have heard from seafarers of its terrible destruction and how it has ripped apart families.
21.06.22 #WorldMeetingof Families #Rome@Home #MarriageandFamilyLife
World Meeting of Families: 22-26 June 2022
The Tenth World Meeting of Families (WMF) celebrating family life is taking place between June 22-26. Its theme will be "Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness"
19.06.22 #ArchbishopWilsonatHMPBrixton #BrixtonPrison
Archbishop Wilson visits HMP Brixton with PACT
Archbishop Wilson is the Vice President of Pact, the national Catholic prisons charity. He recently visited Brixton prison in our Archdiocese and spent time in the chapel listening to a group of prisoners and offering them words of hope. He gave each a rosary and an individual blessing.
18.06.22 #EOHSJ #InvestitureMass ArchbishopWilson #Homily
ARCHBISHOP WILSON'S HOMILY: Investiture of Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
During the Investiture of new Knights and Dame of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in St George's Cathedral on Saturday 18th June, Archbishop Wilson offered the following Homily during Mass.
16.06.22 #DayforLife22 #CarefortheElderly
Day for Life 2022
Day for Life is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death.
10.06.22 #PapalNuncio #NapierBarracks #Kent #AsylumSeekers #Refugees #Papal Blessing
Apostolic Nuncio brings Pope Francis' blessing to Asylum Seekers at Napier Barracks
On Wednesday 8th June 2022, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, Nuncio Apostolico to UK, came to visit Napier Barracks in Kent to present a Papal Blessing from Pope Francis to the residents of Napier Barracks.
08.06.22 #JusticeandPeace #NewMembers #Celebrating50Years
Justice and Peace Commission: New Members Required
The Archdiocese of Southwark Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) is looking for up to four new members. We all seek connection to our fellow Catholics and others around the world in a way that can help to build a sense of community at a time when there is uncertainty and confusion, to help bring people hope in times of struggle.
30.05.22 #QueenElizabethII #PlatinumJubilee
CBCEW Guide to the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is being celebrated in 2022 in the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of her coronation on 2nd June 1953.