Memorial Mass – Archbishop’s Homily

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.

CEO Blog – Food Poverty

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.

Centre wins Community Awards

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.

Volunteers Week BBQ 2014

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 […]

Meeting the UCM, Gosport

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.

A Good Society Launch – storify

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 […]

Change A Life Raffle 2014

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 […]

Parents campaign for better housing – video

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 […]

Raffle Terms and Conditions

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 […]

Tom’s Story

“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.”

Breakfast Briefing: Immigration

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 […]

A shop volunteer tells her story

Joanne has been volunteering in our charity shop since early 2013. She writes about how much she enjoys giving directly back to the community. 

Ismail’s Story

Former child soldier, Ismail, 22, came to the Centre when he was homeless and desperate for work.

Centre joins child poverty campaign

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 […]

Good Friday – The anguish of the Cross

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.

Many hands make light work

Two groups of enthusiastic school children helped shoppers at the Pimlico Sainsbury’s last week, and raised money for the Cardinal Hume Centre.

Palm Sunday – The triumph of Christ

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.