Last week we remembered 15 years since the death of our founder, Cardinal Basil Hume, with a memorial mass. There were several moving speeches and prayers. The following is the homily read by Archbishop Bernard Longley.
As the debate over rising food bank use continues our CEO, Cathy Corcoran, offers her opinions and wonders what our founder, Cardinal Basil Hume, might have thought.
The Cardinal Hume Centre scooped two of the awards at the 2014 Westminster Community Awards ceremony, winning the Partnership award for its joint work with Land Securities and Outstanding Organisation award for its English Language service.
All week we have been celebrating our wonderful volunteers as part of national Volunteers Week. The highlight of the week was welcoming all of our volunteers to a sunny BBQ. Over 100 volunteers help us provide our many services, we simply couldn’t function without them. This includes 50 one-to-one coaches, teaching IT, reading, numeracy and English language. Volunteers also help staff the […]
This week our community fundraiser, Sandra, met with the Union of Catholic Mothers, Gosport. The Hampshire based group has supported the Cardinal Hume Centre since 1999.
Yesterday we hosted the launch of the A Good Society project. It was a busy and inspiring event with over ten speakers attempting to answer the question, what makes a good society? The same question they’ve been discussing with communities and various faith groups across the country. Visit their homepage for some great resources. We took to twitter to report […]
Fancy champagne at one of the most exclusive hotels in London? How about membership at the V&A museum or Picturehouse cinemas? Well, you’re in luck! With tickets at only £1 each, the Change a Life raffle is a fun and easy way to support the Centre, while giving you the chance to win great prizes! What’s more, your money will help young […]
Staff and supporters have been attending the first public screening of a highly moving film produced with support from the Centre. Parents who use Cardinal Hume Centre’s family services are campaigning for better support, advice and information for families living in overcrowded or poor quality housing. To help promote the campaign, and to portray the conditions and emotions involved, the parents have produced […]
The Cardinal Hume Centre’s Change A Life Raffle 2014 Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before entering the draw. 1. The winning tickets will be drawn on Monday 14 July 2013. Winning entries will be randomly drawn in the presence of two witnesses. Prizes are as follows: – First prize: Champagne afternoon tea for two at Corinthia Hotel, London […]
“I was keen to get some first-hand experience and learn something new about the great work voluntary groups do to help those in need.
I now spend a couple of hours most weeks at the Centre’s Jobs Club.”
This week the Cardinal Hume Centre held a breakfast briefing on one of the hottest issues of the moment, bringing guests from the worlds of business, politics and non-profits to cut through some of the rhetoric and myth around immigration and understand the reasons why people migrate. The Corinthia Hotel, who generously hosted the event, welcomed representatives from Land Security, the Home Office, the […]
Joanne has been volunteering in our charity shop since early 2013. She writes about how much she enjoys giving directly back to the community.
Former child soldier, Ismail, 22, came to the Centre when he was homeless and desperate for work.
Cardinal Hume Centre is a member of 4in10, a network of voluntary and statutory organisations tackling child poverty in the capital, where 4 in 10 children live in poverty. 4in10 is currently campaigning to reduce overcrowding in London and is calling on the Mayor of London to halve the number of overcrowded households in the capital. Cathy Corcoran, Chief Executive of […]
Help those who come to the Cardinal Hume Centre to escape fear, anger and hopelessness, and with the help from staff, to find hope and new life
The Centre’s family services has been turned into a jungle as they’ve welcomed up to 60 children a day for the Easter Holiday Programme.
There are many who experience darkness and abandonment. Our prayer is that they, and indeed perhaps we also, should find in that experience the light which dispels the darkness.
Two groups of enthusiastic school children helped shoppers at the Pimlico Sainsbury’s last week, and raised money for the Cardinal Hume Centre.
He struggled to accept the suffering that he must undergo, and the failure of those closest to him, who failed him when he needed them most.
The story ends well, that is why we read it, why we meditate on it, why we celebrate. The story ends well because the resurrection is the triumph – sin and death will be overcome.