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Cardinal Vincent Nichols explains the power of prayer: “We are through our baptism inseparably part of the body of the Church and therefore every experience of prayer… is part of the life of the Church, enriched by it and enriching it.

We can do an awful lot of talking.,.. but there is something crucial about creating silence in the way that we pray, in a phrase, my silence is the gateway to true interiority...the essential experience of prayer is the experience of the word of God being born within me



The Prayer of Southwark Archdiocese


God our Loving Father,

pour out on us afresh

the gifts of your Holy Spirit.

Open our ears to hear your Word,

open our eyes to see your presence,

open our minds to understand your Wisdom

and open our hearts to be more available

for your mission

so that strengthened by your grace

we can truly be a sign and instrument

of your presence in our world today.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.



The Eucharist is at the centre of the life of the Church. In it, Christ offers himself to the Father for us, making us participants of his sacrifice itself, and he gives himself to us as bread of life for our journey on the paths of the world.


Archbishop Wilson meets pupils from Virgo Fidelis 

A Mass to celebrate the start of a new school year was an uplifting experience for Southwark Archdiocese's community of staff and pupils.
Mrs. Meyer, Ms. Cummins and students from Virgo Fidelis attended a Mass at St. George's Cathedral on September 10th and met our new Archbishop, the Most Reverend John Wilson, who presided and preached.
During his sermon, the Archbishop explained that the Bible is God's love letter to all of us and said that the contents could be summarised in ten words that we can all remember: 'As I have loved you, you must love each other'.
This annual service is always memorable for a joyful atmosphere and rousing singing and this year was no exception.


It is my pleasure to wish the staff and pupils at Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School every blessing for the beginning of the new academic year and to assure you of my prayers on your 170th birthday. Please also pray for me in my new ministry as Archbishop of Southwark. Together we make our journey as disciples of the Lord Jesus, desiring to grow in faith, hope and love.

With very best wishes

Yours sincerely in Christ

+ John Most Rev John Wilson

Archbishop of Southwark



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  • Monthly Mass in the school chapel, with the Sisters of Our Lady of Fidelity
  • Year group Masses
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Termly Liturgies
  • School Prayer
  • Form prayer boards
  • Good Shepherd Mass at St. George’s Cathedral 
  • Start of the New School Year Mass, St George’s Cathedral 
  • Student Worship Reps

  • Rosary Group

  • Daily prayer led by the Head Girl and her team of deputies


“The rosary is often the prayer that sustains us most… the rosary has two great strengths, one it is rhythmic…like a good piece of music it carries us along. Secondly, it is built around the gospel scenes, if we use the mysteries of the rosary it is also a way into the imaginative prayer of seeing myself in the context of Jesus, seeing myself caught up in the drama of the Gospel, which is what happens when the love of God takes flesh in our world.” (Cardinal Vincent Nichols)