Nine Days of Prayer 2017

We would like to say a massive Thank You to Fr Charles Corrigan and the students,
Bro Mike Taylor, Bro Royston Price and Bro Chris Reynolds for leading the Novena in Honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help who preached with passion, with fun, with scholarly aplomb and with deep courage and conviction.

Also a Thank you to the parish for their wonderful hosting. People came from all around London and were very impressed by the warmth of the welcome they received.

Here are just a few pictures from this special time.

Bro Mike Taylor, Fr Charles Corrigan, Bro Chris Reynolds, Bro Royston Price

CSsR Clothing with the Habit…

Wednesday evening, on the Feast of the Visitation, was a very special occasion for our community here  in Clapham as one of our brothers (Br Chris Reynolds) was clothed in the Redemptorist Habit. He also received the ministries of Lector and Acolyte, while another brother (Br Max Mura CSsR) also received the ministry of Acolyte. See the photos below…

The Provincial and the community at St Mary’s Monastery Clapham

The Provincial and the community – minus the Rector who was taking the picture!

Br Max Mura (who received the ministry of Acolyte) , Fr Charlie Corrigan (Prefect) and Br Chris Reynolds

Fr Bev Ahearn, the longest wearing the habit with Br Chris, the newest to wear the habit!

Br Max with Mr Jaspar Killewald, our volunteer from Germany

Fr Richard Reid, Br Chris Reynolds and Fr Michael McGreevy

Br Chris sends the following message – as he already did on Facebook!

I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks to everyone who has sent me their good wishes today as I received the Redemptorist habit. It’s been a great day and all the more special to spend with my community here in Clapham. Thanks to everyone who supports me!

Concert at St George’s Cathedral – Friar Alessandro, Voice from Assisi

Concert with Friar Alessandro, Voice From Assisi St George’s RC Cathedral Southwark
Charity concert The much acclaimed Italian tenor “Voice from Assisi” Friar Alessandro, is visiting London in May.

The Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Rev. Peter Smith, and the Cathedral Dean, Canon Richard Hearn, have generously agreed to host a concert at St George’s RC Cathedral.

This charity concert is set for an evening performance on 6th May 2017.

Entry is with a reserved ticket which can be booked at no charge via

An appeal for donations will be made at the event and monies raised will go to support CAFOD’s East Africa Crisis Appeal and Caritas Bakhita House. Friar Alessandro Brustenghi is a Franciscan Friar from Assisi and acclaimed international tenor.

His three CDs, entitled “Voice from Assisi”, “Voice of Joy” and “Voice of Peace” have been heard throughout the world. He has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London in a programme that was recorded for the BBC. “Voice from Assisi” was heard across America in a PBS special screened in March 2017. His visit to St George’s RC Cathedral London in May precedes a tour in America.