Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

White City Celebrates Diamond Jubilee of Parish

On 19 September, White City celebrated multiple anniversaries. It was the Diamond Jubilee of the parish, as well as the Golden Jubilee of Our Lady of Fatima Church and St John XXIII Primary School. Cardinal Vincent was the principal celebrant of a Mass of Thanksgiving, along with current and past Parish Priests, Fr Richard Nesbitt and Fr Keith Stoakes, Fr Ephrem Andom of the Eritrean Chaplaincy and other priests of the diocese. Parishioners past and present filled the church to overflowing as they gave thanks for blessings and sacraments received at the church. Among the returning parishioners was Sr Mary Kenefick of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God who served the parish and school during the early years.


The Cardinal blessed the newly refurbished sanctuary with a repositioned tabernacle.


After Mass, children, parents and staff from St John XXIII school were invited to follow the Cardinal in procession to the school where the Cardinal blessed the foundation stone of a new building. He then blessed the school’s peace garden. The celebrations continued with a magnificent buffet and party.


In the spring, as part of the year of Jubilee celebrations, the parish made a pilgrimage to Fatima to the shrine of their patron saint.

Latest news
  • Cardinal Vincent with young people visiting the Venerable English College in October (Mazur/Catholicnews.org.uk)Cardinal thanks everyone for prayers

      I write to thank you for your prayers for me over these last three weeks. I have been able to take the rest that I needed and now feel much recovered. I have been blessed to have been able to do this at such short notice.   As Advent ...

    more
  • Cardinal awarded Polish Senate honour

    At the Mass celebrating the centenary of Polish Independence at Westminster Cathedral on 10 Following the greetings at the end of Mass, including one from the Cardinal, Senator Anna Maria Anders, daughter of General Władysław Anders, also ad...

    more
  • Cardinal recovering after being taken ill at Remembrance Requiem

    On Remembrance Sunday, Cardinal Vincent was taken ill while celebrating the Solemn Requiem Mass of the Fallen in Westminster Cathedral and had to leave the sanctuary.

    more