Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem – Vigil of Investiture, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, 25 November 2022 (Is 62:1-5; Lk 10:25-37)

Dear and beloved Cardinal Grand Master Dear members of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre Dear brothers and sisters to be invested as Knights and Dames Dear friends Let me ask two very basic questions. What does it mean for us to keep vigil tonight? What does it mean to bless the robes and insigniaContinue reading “Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem – Vigil of Investiture, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, 25 November 2022 (Is 62:1-5; Lk 10:25-37)”

Mass for the Visit of the Relics of St Bernadette, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, 19 October 2022

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Just take a moment to appreciate that something wonderful is happening in our Cathedral tonight. We are in the presence, here in this reliquary, of the physical remains of someone, now in heaven, who, while on earth, saw and spoke with the Blessed Virgin Mary. It really is amazingContinue reading Mass for the Visit of the Relics of St Bernadette, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, 19 October 2022

Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood – Rev Mark Wharton, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, 1 October 2022.

Dear Mark, my son and my brother, Dear brothers and sisters in Christ ‘The love of Christ overwhelms us.’ These are magnificent words to hear at this particular moment. ‘The love of Christ overwhelms us.’ Beloved Mark, I hope this powerful sentiment of St Paul is ringing true throughout your being. As you sit onContinue reading Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood – Rev Mark Wharton, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, 1 October 2022.

Mass for the Inauguration of the Norbertine Priory of Our Lady of Sorrows, Peckham, and the Induction of the New Parish Priest, Feast of the Archangels, 29 September 2022

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Dear Abbot Hugh and brother Canons Regular of Prémontré Dear friends and guests In this celebration of Holy Mass tonight, on the Feast of the Archangels, it is with unbounded joy that we inaugurate formally this church and site as the Priory of Our Lady of Sorrows and inductContinue reading “Mass for the Inauguration of the Norbertine Priory of Our Lady of Sorrows, Peckham, and the Induction of the New Parish Priest, Feast of the Archangels, 29 September 2022

Requiem Mass for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Sunday 18 September, 2022, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Dear friends It is our privilege today to be able to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the happy and peaceful repose of soul of our late Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Since the sad news of her death was announced on 8 September, Masses andContinue reading Requiem Mass for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Sunday 18 September, 2022, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark

Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood – Rev Michael Etuka, Rev Joseph Gulliford, and Rev Alan MacDonald, 16 July 2021, Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark.

Dear Michael, dear Joseph, dear Alan Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Dear friends My three sons, my three brothers, with all the talk about heatwaves, I have prayed that today you will be on fire. Not literally, of course. But on fire in the most intensely spiritual way possible. On fire with the Father’sContinue reading “Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood – Rev Michael Etuka, Rev Joseph Gulliford, and Rev Alan MacDonald, 16 July 2021, Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark.”

From the Archbishop of Southwark – Letter to Priests for Maundy Thursday 2022

‘What I want is mercy, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the virtuous, but sinners. ’ (Mt 9:13) Dear Brothers in Christ I send you my heartfelt good wishes and gratitude on this day when we remember ‘the institution of the Holy Eucharist and of priestly Order, and the commandment of the LordContinue reading “From the Archbishop of Southwark – Letter to Priests for Maundy Thursday 2022”