Romero Centenary Mass at St. George’s Cathedral on Saturday 12th August

By Nicole Crosbourne – CAFOD Volunteer

This Saturday, 12th August the Archbishop Romero Trust will be holding a centenary mass at St. George’s Cathedral, to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Oscar Romero.

Blessed Oscar Romero

Blessed Oscar Romero

All throughout 2017, the charity have been celebrating the Archbishop Romero Centenary through services, events and talks taking place throughout the UK. We are very fortunate to be hosting the centenary at St. George’s Cathedral, home to the Romero Cross.

Romero stood alongside his people facing terrible oppression and violence, as they spoke out against injustice. He is remembered for his courage, his faith and above all, his great love for the poor. Romero is an inspiration today, and CAFOD is continuing to support partners in El Salvador in conjunction with this year’s Harvest Fast Day Appeal. Just as Romero did, CAFOD knows about the needs of the world’s poorest communities and aims to bring hope and compassion to them, to end poverty and injustice.

Romero Cross

The Romero Cross, St. George’s Cathedral

The mass will be conducted by the Principal Celebrant Archbishop Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, Postulator of Romero’s Cause in Rome, will be visiting especially for the occasion and giving a homily as part of the mass. After, there will be a reception taking place in Amigo Hall, Lambeth Road, where refreshments and a toast will be served. Romero Trust will also be showing an excellent new Romero film at 2.30pm from Swiss-Italian TV.

All are welcome to attend and join us in commemorating the life, martyrdom and legacy of Archbishop Romero, whilst continuing to pray for his imminent canonisation. Join us on Saturday 12th August, 12:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark, London, SE1 7HY.

For more information, please contact Archbishop Romero Trust at, or visit their website at

Voice from Assisi, Friar Alessandro Brustenghi – London Charity Concert


You are invited to a charity concert, supported by the RC Archdiocese of Southwark and hosted by St George’s Cathedral, featuring the much acclaimed ‘Voice from Assisi’ Friar Alessandro Brustenghi.

A collection will be taken during this concert, and the proceeds will be shared by: The CAFOD East Africa Crisis Appeal and Caritas Bakihta House supporting women who have escaped human trafficking.

Date and Time : Sat 6 May 2017 – 19:45 – 21:15 BST
Location : St George’s Cathedral, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HR
Please register at EventBrite (it is not too late!)

Dedication of Romero Cross – Thursday 19th September 2013

You are warmly invited to an ecumenical service of prayer and dedication for the new Romero Cross being installed at St George’s Catholic Cathedral in Southwark, London. The service will take place on Thursday 19 September at 6.00 pm. Archbishop Peter Smith will preside and Archbishop Romero’s former Secretary, Msgr Ricardo Urioste from San Salvador, will preach.


Panels of the cross were flown in from El Salvador in May and are now in the process of being assembled.

 The Cross was commissioned by the Romero Trust from renowned Salvadoran artist Fernando Llort. It contains a reliquary with a fragment of Romero’s blood-stained alb. Panels of the 4 metre high cross were flown in from El Salvador and are in the process of being assembled. The Cross honours Archbishop Romero but it will also be dedicated to the late Bishop Michael Evans, a great admirer of Romero and co-founder of the Trust.

After the service, you are welcome, in Amigo Hall, (next to the Cathedral) for a drinks reception.

Downlaod a poster for the service here>> to promote it in your Church, School or Group.