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Welcome to the News & Events pages. Here you will find all the latest Cathedral news stories below. Please use the above menu to navigate to the listings for all forthcoming events and to download the latest Sunday Newsletter.


Latest News:

Appointment of new Director of Music
Posted: 19 Jun 2018

The Dean of St George's Cathedral, Southwark is delighted to announce that Jonathan Schranz has been appointed to be the Cathedral Director of Music with effect from January 2019.
Canon Richard Hearn says, "Jonathan will bring a great deal to the role and I am confident that he will build upon the great work that his predecessor Norman Harper has done both in developing the choir and enhancing the music tradition at St George's Cathedral".

Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and All Volunteers
Posted: 07 Jun 2018

To ensure that our records and contact details are all fully up to date would all readers, Eucharistic ministers, servers, collectors, in fact everyone who volunteers for the cathedral in any way, please complete and return one of the forms at the back of the cathedral.  We will be deleting all our present lists and only the details of those who complete a form will be kept.  Patrick Duffy will be available after all Masses next weekend to answer any questions. Completed forms must be returned to one of the priests or the parish office by 1 July.  Thank you.

Mass Intentions
Posted: 07 Jun 2018

The recent GDPR legislation affects some of the things we publish including Mass intention information. From now on Mass intentions will be shown as: “Name RIP”, or “Intentions of Name” or “Private Intention”. No other information will be given.

Help Needed
Posted: 07 Jun 2018

We need some help in the Sacristy which involves setting up and clearing away after Mass and other services, time commitment is very flexible and full training given.  Please contact one of the priests.

Requiem Mass
Posted: 07 Jun 2018

The funeral Mass for Mary Lane will take place on Monday 25 June at 12.30pm.

Ecumenical Pilgrimage 23 June
Posted: 18 May 2018

There is an ecumenical Pilgrimage to St Albans for ‘The Alban Pilgrimage’ with our friends from Southwark Cathedral and St Olave’s Norwegian Church, Rotherhithe.  Meeting at Blackfriars Rail Station to travel together on the 9.12am train and returning at approx. 6.15pm.  Please arrive in good time to buy your own ticket. Full details at the back of the cathedral.

Waterloo Food Bank & the SVP
Posted: 25 May 2018

It is worrying to see that the use of the Waterloo Food Bank has increased by 38% over the last year. Thank you for your support for the Food Bank via our St Vincent De Paul Group. Please keep donating it is helping a real need in the area. If you know of an individual or family who may need help from the Food Bank the SVP are able to make referrals and issue, in confidence, Food Bank vouchers and they have done so regularly over the past year.  Do you know of anyone or any family who might welcome this support?  Perhaps you are in temporary need yourself?
To access this help you can:
• Contact any of our parish priests
• Contact any member of the SVP (see SVP poster at back of the cathedral)
• Leave a message on the SVP contact line (07716 533621) leaving a contact name and number and we will get back to you asap.

Young Adults Group
Updated: 17 May 2018

Our Young Adults Group meet every Sunday after 6pm Mass at the Amigo Hall. We are currently exploring the role of young adults in the church ahead of the Synod on Young People that is due to take place in Rome this October.

Secondary School Applications for September 2019
Posted: 18 May 2018

If you have a child who will be starting secondary school in September 2019 please make sure you complete one of the cream coloured forms at the back of the cathedral. The priests will be asked to provide a reference stating that you are a regular member of the congregation so please do two things to help us: 1) Make sure you complete and return one of the forms 2) Make sure  you introduce yourselves to the priests. We will only sign the school reference form if we know you.

Father Oladele Craig
Posted: 04 May 2018

After almost four years at St George’s Fr Ola will be leaving us at the end of June.  Archbishop Peter has asked Fr Ola to undertake further studies in Rome.  Please keep him in your prayers as he embarks on this new journey in his priestly ministry.  Another priest will be appointed from September, but we do not yet know who that will be.

The Apostleship of the Sea
Posted: 16 Mar 2018

Is looking for a volunteer to support the Finance Department with administrative tasks. The role is based in their office in Victoria for 1 or 2 days a week on a voluntary basis. If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to

Posted: 16 Mar 2018

A gentle reminder to parents that when they bring their children to Church they are responsible for their safety and welfare. Children should not be wandering about the Cathedral or the Amigo Hall unsupervised.

Director of Music - Norman Harper
Posted: 15 Mar 2018

Our Director of Music, Norman Harper, will be retiring from his post at the end of the year. Norman has done a tremendous amount to develop the music at St George's for which we are extremely grateful. There will be an opportunity to formally thank Norman towards the end of the year.

Eucharistic Adoration
Updated: 12 Apr 2018

Usually takes place on Fridays from 8am, until 6pm, and Saturday morning 10am to 12.15pm.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Posted: 02 Mar 2018

The annual Catholic Association pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 24 to 31 August and be led by Archbishop Peter.  Full details at the back of the cathedral.

St George’s Cathedral Choirs CD
Updated: 12 Jan
The CD recording produced by our Cathedral Choirs is now available. Entitled: “O Sacrum Convivium - Music for the Mass”, it features our Girls’ Choir, Boys’ Choir, Choral Scholars and Lay Clerks.  It costs £12 per CD.  The CDs are available to buy in the repository after the 10am and 11.30am Masses, where payment is accepted by cash and cheque.  The CDs can also be ordered online using a credit or debit card by clicking here:

Adoremus - Eucharist in the Life of the Church: Liverpool 7-9 September 2018
Posted: 12 Jan 2018

The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool on 7-9 September.  The purpose of it is to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church.  Although only a small number from the diocese will be able to attend it is hoped that many will be involved through preparation and post congress events.  More details are at the back of the cathedral. 



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