Father Vincent Flynn and pilgrims from St Raphael's, Surbiton, walked the last 70 miles on their pilgrimage to Santiago di Compostela in Spain.
They raised more than £3,000 in sponsorship towards the appeal for the restoration and redevelopment of their historic Grade II* church.
Father Vincent Flynn (kneeling) and pilgrims at Santiago di Compostela
Archbishop Kevin with Father William Damah CSSp, Parish Priest (left), Father Protus Nyatorley CSSp and servers before the Mass
On Friday, 26th October 2007, the feast of St Chad, Archbishop Kevin celebrated the centenary of the parish of St Chad, South Norwood, and dedicated a new altar.
Archbishop Kevin commends the open letter of Cardinal Keith O'Brien, President, Catholic Bishops' Conference of Scotland, and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, President, Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act.
Archbishop Kevin has written to the priests and deacons of the diocese asking them to bring the Cardinals' letter to the attention of the people.
Cardinal Peter Turkson with Canon James Cronin, Cathedral Dean
Cardinal Peter Turkson, Archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana, was principal concelebrant and preached at a Mass in St George's Cathedral on Sunday, 21st October 2007, World Mission Sunday.
Archbishop Kevin made a pastoral visit to the newly amalgamated parish of St Mary and St Paul's Cray on Sunday, 21st October 2007, where he presided and preached at Mass. He is seen here with Father William Agley, Parish Priest of St Joseph's, greeting the people after Mass.
On Saturday, 20th October 2007, the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission held its seventh Assembly in the Amigo Hall.
Archbishop Kevin took part in a discussion of the letter sent by 138 Muslim scholars to Pope Benedict XVI and other Christian leaders. The discussion formed part of the BBC Radio 4 Sunday Programme on 14th October 2007.
The letter stressed the common ground between Christianity and Islam and underlined how world peace is dependent on peace between the two faiths.
The Archbishop is Chairman of the Department for Dialogue and Unity of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
Archbishop Kevin gave the keynote address and celebrated Mass at the Diocesan Headteachers' Conference held at the Ashford International Hotel on 11th and 12th October.
The theme of the Conference was 'From Vision to Mission' chosen in the light of the diocesan consultation 'Towards a Vision for the Diocese'. Other speakers included Francis Davis, Director of the Centre for Faith in Society at the Von Hugel Institute, St Edmund's College, Cambridge, and Michelle Moran, founding member and Director of the Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism.
The Portuguese Community, based at the Italian Mission in Brixton Road, was joined by Bishop Patrick on Friday, 12th October 2007, for Mass and an outdoor Procession with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
On a recent
visit to the Nigerian Chaplaincy in London, Cardinal Anthony Okogie, Archbishop
of Lagos, called on Archbishop Kevin at Archbishop's House. The Nigerian
Chaplaincy has been in existence for over a year and the Cardinal was anxious to
see its progress.
In the photo (from left to right) are Father Albert Ofere CM, Canon James Cronin, Cardinal Okogie, Archbishop Kevin, Father Anthony Obana (the Cardinal's Secretary) and Father Austin Mbelu CM. Canon Cronin, Coordinator of Black and Ethnic Chaplains, has been working closely with the Nigerian Chaplains, Fathers Ofere and Mbelu, since they arrived in the diocese.
Masses are celebrated in Peckham at Our Lady of Sorrows and in West Croydon at
Our Lady of Reparation for the Nigerian community.
Archbishop Kevin, Chair of the Committee for Other Faiths of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has written to greet Muslim communities as they end their month's fast of Ramadan with the celebration of Eid.
He welcomed the message to Muslims from Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and echoed his call for the promotion of a fraternal society for the good of all - irrespective of race or religion.
Archbishop Kevin celebrated Mass on Sunday, 7th October 2007 at
St Finbarr's Church in Aylesham to commemorate the golden jubilee of the opening of the present church. He was welcomed to the parish by the Parish Priest, Father Jeff Cridland.
The Cathedral was full to overflowing on Sunday, 7th October 2007, as the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, celebrated Mass in Spanish for the Latin American Community. He was joined by Ambassadors and their representatives from various countries in Latin America and the local MP, Simon Hughes.The celebration was in honour of Our Lady of Guadeloupe, Patroness of the Americas. This feast is known as the Dia de Las Americas (the Day of the Americas) and celebrated by all the countries of Latin America. The Nuncio urged the Latin American Community to be strong in their faith, to integrate into their local parishes and encourage vocations among their children.
On Monday, 1st October 2007, Archbishop Kevin presided at a liturgy to celebrate the official launch of St John's Comprehensive School, Gravesend, as a Visual Arts College.