24.12.21 #CathedralCribService #Nativity #Joy #StGeorgesCathedral ArchbishopJohnWilson
St George's Cathedral Christmas Crib Service
20.12.21 #AdventCarols2021 #StGeorgesCathedral #ArchbishopJohnWilson #AdventReflection
Archbishop Wilson's Advent Reflection
On Thursday 16th December 2021, Archbishop Wilson led the Annual Advent Carol Service in St George's Cathedral. This service is a special opportunity to make timely spiritual preparation for Christmas through readings and carols. In addition to sublime singing from St George's Cathedral Choir, the Choir of St George's Primary School (SE1) sang a lively rendition of the Holly and the Ivy in several parts, and Archbishop John Wilson offered a beautiful Advent Reflection, which can be read below.
19.12.21 #SouthwarkSpiritualityCommission #AdventReflections #ChristmasPreparation
Southwark Advent Reflections
The Southwark Spirituality Commission is currently offering daily Advent Reflections, delivered to your inbox.
18.12.21 #CAFOD #Afghanistan #EmergencyAppeal
CAFOD Afghanistan Appeal
CAFOD Afghanistan appeal – support and prayers requested CAFOD have recently asked the Catholic community across England and Wales to support their Harvest appeal for an ongoing programme of work, and the Agency is very grateful for the generous support of clergy and parish communities.
17.12.21 #EthicalGifts #SustainableGifts #Christmas
Sustainable and Ethical Gifts
Although presents are not the focus for Christians at Christmas, we often give gifts to friends and family to help celebrate this special day and as a mark of love for those we care about. However, in current times, we might wish to consider giving a sustainable or ethical gift that can help support a Catholic charity or other good cause. The Southwark Justice and Peace in Creation Commission has put together a shortlist of ideas for small ethical and sustainable gifts. Many of these would also make good presents beyond Christmas,
12.12.21 #GaudeteSunday #Joy #Hope #MaryandElizaeth ArchbishopJohnWilson #Advent
Gaudete Sunday Video Message from Archbishop Wilson
Archbishop John Wilson has recorded a short video for Gaudete Sunday. The day takes its name from the Latin word Gaudete ('Rejoice'), the first word of the introit of the Mass:
09.12.21 #SVP #GiftofKindness
Give the Gift of Kindness - SVP Appeal
The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is urging people across England and Wales to ‘give the gift of kindness’ this Christmas as it launches its Christmas Kindness Appeal.
Migrant Tragedy in the English Channel
In September 2016, Pope Francis told members of the European Confederation and World Union of Jesuit Alumni that 'Every Migrant has a name, a face and a story' and that 'they are no different than our own family and friends'. It is with great sadness that the Archdiocese of Southwark acknowledges the tragic death of 27 migrants, whose boat capsized as they endeavoured to cross from Calais to England in the hope of peace and a better life.
23.11.21 ReturntoChurch Eucharist HonouringSunday
During the pandemic, public worship was suspended for a time and there have been restrictions on parish life. As a result, people have been exploring other ways to practice their faith including Spiritual Communion via live streaming.
19.11.21 #FriendsoftheHolyLand #AdventAppeal
Friends of the Holy Land: Advent Appeal
Now, in Royal David’s City. Can you help mothers afford to give birth safely this Christmas?
14.11.21 #StGeorgesCathedralChoir #TenorVacancy
St George's Cathedral Choir: Tenor Vacancy
A vacancy has arisen for one Tenor Lay Clerk to join the group of nine regular Lay Clerks beginning December 2021 or soon after. Lay Clerks are required to sing at Sunday morning Solemn Mass at St George's Cathedral during term time, as well as other major occasions during the liturgical year, such as Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Christmas services. There are extra services from time to time, such as Diocesan events and weddings.