The Cathedral parish administers the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist and Marriage. Find out also how to become a Catholic.

Baptism

Baptism is one of the three sacraments of initiation by which we become members of Christ’s Church.

Parishioners who wish to have their child baptised should contact Fr Louie to talk about attending the Baptismal Preparation Course. Once the course has been undertaken a date can be booked for the baptism ceremony. Baptisms usually take place on a Saturday afternoon at either 3pm or 4pm.  Due to events held in the cathedral baptisms do not take place every Saturday so please confirm a date with Fr Louie before making other arrangements.

To make arrangements please contact Fr Louie Kitt: frlouie@stgeorges.org.uk or telephone 020 7928 5256.

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation perfects and strengthens the grace given at Baptism and completes the initiation of the Catholic, enabling them to witness to Christ as His disciple in the world.

Here at St George’s we invite young people of Year 9 or above to join our programme of formation in the Autumn term. Notices and application forms will be available from the summer but if you have any queries please contact Fr Daniel. The formation sessions take place on a Tuesday evening in term time.

Adults who have not yet been confirmed are invited to join the Living Water programme. Please below ‘Becoming a Catholic’ for more information or contact Fr Daniel.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred by Archbishop John Wilson at a special Mass on Pentecost Sunday.

For more information please contact Fr Daniel Weatherley: frdaniel@stgeorges.org.uk or telephone 020 7928 5256.

Holy Eucharist

The Holy Eucharist is the great gift by which we experience the ultimate sign of Christ’s presence. The Eucharist is the third sacrament of initiation and the only one of the three that can be received more than once. Frequent reception of Holy Communion helps us to live the Christian life by deepening our relationship with Christ and allowing Him to strengthen us if a very special way.

At St George’s Cathedral there is a preparation course every year to prepare children to receive their First Holy Communion. The dates of the preparation course are advertised in the parish newsletter and parents asked to submit an application form. The course is run by Fr Dermott and a team of catechists, and most of the sessions take place on a Saturday morning.

The preparation usually begins in the autumn and the First Holy Communion Mass is held on a Saturday near the feast of Corpus Christi.

For more information please contact Fr Dermott O'Gorman: frdermott@stgeorges.org.uk or telephone 020 7928 5256.

Becoming a Catholic or Deepening Your Faith

The Living Water programme is designed especially for adults who wish to discover more about the Catholic Faith. 

The programme is open to all, no matter what religious background or none. You may not yet consider yourself religious, or may be of a different religion, or a Christian interested in the Catholic Church. You may perhaps attend Mass with a Catholic relative or friend and feel it is time to learn more. You may be a Catholic who has been away from the Church for some years and would like a fresh look at the Faith, or who for whatever reason did not receive the sacraments of Holy Communion or Confirmation.

Whatever your situation you are most welcome to join us.  The programme begins in the Autumn and runs until the following summer. 

For further information please contact Fr Daniel Weatherley: frdaniel@stgeorges.org.uk or telephone 020 7928 5256.

Marriage

The sacrament of Matrimony acknowledges a couple’s commitment to share their life together and to reveal God’s love to themselves and those around them through the witness of their married lives.

Those who live in the cathedral parish or who have a strong link to the cathedral may marry at St George’s.  All those wishing to marry are required to give six months notice and to attend a course of preparation.

The first stage is to meet with Fr Daniel this should be done before any other arrangements are made or venues booked.

For more information please contact Fr Daniel Weatherley: frdaniel@stgeorges.org.uk or telephone 020 7928 5256.