The Cathedral parish administers the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist and Marriage. Find out also how to become a Catholic.


Baptism is one of the three sacraments of initiation by which we become members of Christ’s Church.

Parishioners who wish to have their child baptised should contact Fr Philip to talk about attending the Baptismal Preparation Course. Once the course has been undertaken a date can be booked for the baptism ceremony. Baptisms usually take place on a Saturday afternoon at either 3pm or 4pm.  Due to events held in the cathedral baptisms do not take place every Saturday so please confirm a date with Fr Philip before making other arrangements.

To make arrangements please contact Fr Philip Andrews: or telephone 020 7928 5256.


The sacrament of Confirmation is  the second of the sacraments of initiation and enabling the candidate to accept the commitments made at baptism and take their place as a full member of the Church.

Adults and young people in Year 8 or above may request the sacrament and at St George’s we run a programme to prepare candidates to receive the sacrament. Those wishing to be confirmed are asked to submit an application for before Christmas. The programme usually starts in early January and run on a Tuesday evening in the Amigo Hall. Adults who wish to be confirmed may be prepared by one of the priests privately or take part in the RCIA programme (See below).

The Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred by Archbishop John Wilson at a special Mass on Pentecost Sunday.

For more information please contact Fr Daniel Weatherley: or telephone 020 7928 5256.

Holy Eucharist

The Holy Eucharist is the great gift by which we experience the ultimate sign of Christ’s presence. The Eucharist is the third sacrament of initiation and the only one of the three that can be received more than once. Frequent reception of Holy Communion helps us to live the Christian life by deepening our relationship with Christ and allowing Him to strengthen us if a very special way.

At St George’s Cathedral there is a preparation course every year to prepare children to receive their First Holy Communion. The dates of the preparation course are advertised in the parish newsletter and parents asked to submit an application form. The course is run by Fr Philip and a team of catechists, and most of the sessions take place on a Saturday morning.

The preparation usually begins in the autumn and the First Holy Communion Mass is held on a Saturday near the feast of Corpus Christi.

For more information please contact Fr Philip Andrews: or telephone 020 7928 5256.

Becoming a Catholic or Deepening Your Faith

The Living Water programme is specially formulated for adults who are interested in the Catholic Faith or who are already Catholics and keen to deepen their understanding, usually after having spent some time away from the Church. It is also the programme for Catholics who have not yet been confirmed and would like to prepare for this sacrament.

Anyone of any religion or none is most welcome and in the early stages there is no commitment required other than an open heart and mind!

The Living Water programme runs from early Autumn until the following Pentecost each year. Meetings take place on Friday evenings from 7pm until 8.30pm in the Amigo Hall.

For further information please contact Fr Daniel Weatherley: or telephone 020 7928 5256.


The sacrament of Matrimony acknowledges a couple’s commitment to share their life together and to reveal God’s love to themselves and those around them through the witness of their married lives.

Those who live in the cathedral parish or who have a strong link to the cathedral may marry at St George’s.  All those wishing to marry are required to give six months notice and to attend a course of preparation.

The first stage is to meet with Fr Daniel this should be done before any other arrangements are made or venues booked.

For more information please contact Fr Daniel Weatherley: or telephone 020 7928 5256.