August Events

Sorry for the delay, author was at World Youth Day!


Sat 6th Aug               

Pax Christi Hiroshima Vigil, Central London @ Westminster Cathedral Piazza @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Pax Christi will hold their annual Hiroshima Day time of prayer/information sharing outside Westminster Cathedral.

They will have prayers at 11.30 and again at 3.00pm.  Open to all who wish to pray with them. This is an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of nuclear war and of the on-going preparations for nuclear war.  Pax Christi will have an information stall with literature to share with the public. If you would like to help during the day please contact the office who will put a timetable together.

11am London N31LY Meet by the commemorative cherry tree in Victoria Park to Remember the victims of the nuclear bombs dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Organised by Christian CND

12noon — 1pm. London Region CND’s annual Hiroshima Day Commemoration  Meet at the commemorative cherry tree in Tavistock Square. Bring a picnic for afterwards!


Tues 9th Aug           

Nagasaki Day Vigil,  10am – 6pm Westminster Cathedral Piazza. Pax Christi will have prayers at 11.30 and again at 3.00pm.

Nagasaki Day. Peace walk and Floating Lantern Ceremony. 6 — 8.30pm Peace walk from Westminster Cathedral to the London Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park followed by the Floating Lantern Ceremony at Sunset.

Nagasaki Day from 6.30-7.30 pm, an ecumenical service organised by Pax Christi (020 8203 4884) will take place in the Crypt Chapel, Westminster Cathedral, Ambrosden Ave, Westminster, London SW1P in memory of the 73rd anniversary of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter’s execution in 1943 for refusing to serve in Hitler’s army. Franz Jagerstatter was beatified in October 2007.

Peace Picnic in Archbishop Tutu Peace Garden, Chinbrook Meadows, Grove Park. SE12 9PU. 1.30 – 3pm


Sat 13th Aug             

Archbishop Romero Centenary: Romero and the Many Faces of Mercy

99th Birthday Mass celebrating the life and martyrdom of Blessed Oscar Romero in the Jubilee Year of Mercy at 12.30 in St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, London SE1 7HY

Celebrant: Bishop Pat Lynch

Refreshments in the Amigo Hall afterwards and a showing of the subtitled Romero film ‘El Cielo Abierto’ or ‘The Open Sky’. Supported by The Archbishop Romero Trust, CAFOD, Missio, Pax Christi, Justice and Peace Commission

Contact: website:


26 – 29 Aug

Greenbelt Festival, at Boughton House, near Kettering

CONTACT: Greenbelt Festivals, 1B Snow Hill Court, London EC1A 2EJ.                                      Telephone: 0207 329 0038. Box Office: 0207 329 0039 (Note: Christian CND aim to have some sort of presence at Greenbelt. More infor:


Thurs 1st Sept         

World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation. Pope Francis has established 1 September as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, encouraging the Catholic community around the world to pray for our common home. We prepare to celebrate the second annual World Day of Prayer in September 2016. The annual Day of Prayer is inspired by his landmark encyclical Laudato Si’, which calls on “every person living on this planet” to care for our shared earth. See CAFOD for details at


Tues 13th Sept        

Liveable London: Wellbeing, Resilience and City LifePANEL DISCUSSION

6:30pm – 8:00pm (doors open at 6pm) in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral. Register for tickets at

This panel discussion will explore what it means for London to be a successful and flourishing city. Part of the activities hosted at St Paul’s Cathedral to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the last of a St Paul’s Institute series exploring a Shared Vision for London.


Sat 17th Sept            

Solidarity With Refugees March. Assemble 12.30 at Park Lane, London and march to Parliament Square.  Organised by Solidarity with Refugees


Sat 17th Sept            

CAFOD Supporters Day, CAFOD Westminster, 29 Bramley Road, Oakwood, N14 4HE. 10 am -12 pm. Opportunity to hear from CAFOD’s representative for Bolivia (which is focus of Harvest Day), Nikki Evans, who will give a first-hand account of CAFOD’s work in Bolivia. will explain how thanks to your support, we are working in partnership with poor and marginalised communities to help them and ensure that we are making a positive difference to their lives.

Booking essentials: Call CAFOD Westminster volunteer centre on: 0208 449 6970 or email us at


Wed 21st Sept        

What next after Paris? Faith for the Climate Symposium Global temperatures in March 2016 were the warmest on record. As climate change becomes increasingly urgent, join our renowned speakers for an evening of sharing best practice and moving forward. For all concerned people, activists, NGOs and faith-based organisations. On the International Day of Peace. Come and join us for an evening of positive action!

SPEAKERS: Bishop Nicholas Holtam, Dr Husna Ahmad, Sir David King and George Marshall.

CO-CHAIRS: Rabbi Natan Levy, Maiya Rahman (Islamic Relief), Canon Giles Goddard (Operation Noah).

From 17:00 to 21:00 (BST) at St. John’s Church – 73 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY



Sat 24th Sept.           

Richmond Park Walk for Christian Aid.  Family day out and raise funds for communities living in poverty around the world.

Registration time: 10am   Venue: Cambrian Centre, Richmond TW10 6SN

Register to take part NOW! Contact or call 0207 523 2061


Fri 7th Oct

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day. Weekend for CAFOD Harvest talks and distribution of envelopes in Parishes Sunday 2nd October Weekend of Harvest Fast Day second collection Sunday 9th October. Further information and resources: 0208 449 6970 or email us at

Lampedusa Cross Service, CAFOD meal & film, St Thomas More Manor House N4 2LH


Sat 22nd Oct

Columban Missionaries present ‘Sharing Gospel Joy – Perspectives on Mission in Today’s World at 11.30am – 4.30pm in Maria Fidelis RC School, Phoenix Rd, London NW1 1TA

This event is offered on the eve of Mission Sunday especially for the people of Westminster Diocese, where Columbans are visiting parishes during 2016 for the annual Mission Appeal. We hope to have many of the parishes we have visited represented on the day, but spaces are limited. To book, please call 01564 772 096 or e-mail There is no charge for attending this event, but a voluntary donation of £5 per person is invited. Lunch will be provided.


Sun 13th Nov            Enfield Justice and Peace Group’s 18th Fairtrade Fayre in the Mount Carmel Centre, London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS from the end of the 9.15 Mass (about 10.10) until after the 12.00 noon Mass (about 13.30).  (Note this is Rememberance Sunday)