The Archdiocese of Southwark is blessed with many commissions carrying out a variety of work, from Education to Ecumenism and Safeguarding to Spirituality. They all play an active role in the life of our Catholic community.
Caritas Southwark was launched on Saturday 18th March 2023 at an Inaugural Mass at St George's Cathedral, Southwark. Archbishop John Wilson has invited Canon Victor Darlington, Episcopal Vicar for the South-East and Director of the Racial Justice and Cultural Inclusion Commission, to lead Caritas Southwark. The launch comes following a year of research and enquiry among parishioners, clergy and existing charities
Southwark Catholic Youth Service
Southwark Catholic Catholic Youth works with young people in parishes and schools within the Archdiocese, helping them to nurture and grow their faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ, and live life to the full.
Christian Unity Commission
The Christian Unity Commission for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark has been in existence for over forty years. Our main task is to encourage Catholics within the Archdiocese to work and pray for Christian unity.
Commission for Promoting Racial and Cultural Inclusion
Listening to the voice of God and the voice of the Church we build equal love for all
Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation
Do you share our vision of a world in which people live in peace and harmony with one another and with nature, where our common humanity is respected and all can contribute freely to the common good?
The diocesan Liturgy Commission has a responsibility to the Archbishop for the promotion of the liturgy and other acts of public worship. Its work encompasses the buildings in which we worship, the music with which we praise God and training for those involved in the liturgy in different ways.
Marriage and Family Life
The Southwark Marriage and Family Life (MFL) team is responsible for initiating, fostering and supporting activities in the diocese that will enable married couples more fully to live out their sacrament of matrimony by enriching their relationships.
Although it has not been possible to undertake any pilgrimages until very recently, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is ordinarily a regular part of Catholic life. The Christian life is a journey towards God, and in this simple act of outward physical travel, whether on foot or by aeroplane, we inwardly seek to draw closer to Christ by putting time aside to consider our relationship with the Lord, and ask where he is leading us.