A Week with St George
Opened in 1848, St George’s was the first Catholic Cathedral in the UK since the Reformation, was the work of the great Victorian Architect, Pugin. It is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Southwark, and covers the actual Diocese of Southwark (South London, North Surrey, and Kent) as well as the Dioceses of Arundel and Brighton, Portsmouth, and Plymouth.
Serving a lively and cosmopolitan community from all over London, St George’s has a strong parish identity in addition to its role as a Cathedral. For example, the vibrant Latin American community is served with a Mass every Sunday at 1pm, delivered completely in Spanish. On top of this, every Mass is attended by people of different ethnicities and ages, ranging from African to Asian to European, and the Cathedral is proud to be a religious home to all these audiences.
In the week of Pentecost in 2011 I was invited by the cathedral to document week in the life of St George’s and given access to all aspects of daily life including the Investiture of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, ordinations, confirmations, orchestral concerts, Latin American communion and bible classes.