Be Online Week 2016

Do you want to improve your computer skills? From how to use a computer and create an email account to learning how to use a spreadsheet to help you budget, and even how to search for jobs online, the Centre has workshops to help. Be Online Week 2016 runs from 15-28 February.


Etcetera – ‘Beethoven Mass in C’ Concert

Beethoven’s Mass in C. Regarded by many as an underrated masterpiece, this delightful mass was not appreciated by its commissioner Prince Nikolaus Esterházy II in 1807 – causing Beethoven to storm out in a rage – and perhaps even now it is not heard as often as it deserves. Come along to St John’s Smith Square for Etcetera’s lunchtime concert […]


Remona and Johnson’s Story

Remona and Johnson are from Tamil Nadu in India. They have lived in the UK for over seven years and all three of their children have been born here since they emigrated. Johnson used to be a merchant seaman for the Indian navy and is highly educated. He had moved to the UK with Remona to study and was working […]


2016 Prayer Calendar

If you would like one of Your Catholic Legacy‘s 2016 Prayer calendars please contact the Centre


Thank you – Christmas 2015

  Watch our video  to see all of the amazing things you helped us do this Christmas. Thanks you for helping us make Christmas brighter for so many people.


The Centre at Christmas

If you saw my office at the moment you’d think it was Santa’s grotto: full of presents from our individual and corporate donors to the people who come to the Centre for help.  And this week even more presents and food are coming.  What’s not to like about that in the midst of a very troubled world? There are three […]


Visit to the House of Lords

Lord Hylton, one of the Centre’s long-time supporters, invited a group of clients to join him at the House of Lords for a tour and afternoon tea. Margaret Judge, one of the group, wrote this piece about the visit. When I was told I had been invited to the House of Lords I felt nervous.  I had never been there […]


CEO Sleepout 2015

6am this morning (13 October) heralded the alarm call for the largest CEO Sleepout event ever held with 100 business leaders taking part to raise money for the homeless. It was the first time the Kia Oval cricket ground had allowed a large overnight sleep-over to take place in its grounds. For the charity event, 100 CEOs and senior managers […]


Shirley’s Story

The Cardinal Hume Centre is well known as a local refuge for young people escaping a life on the streets. The Centre’s hostel offers them sanctuary and a chance to turn their lives around. But the Centre’s sense of duty does not end there, and with Cardinal Hume’s Benedictine ethos guiding its work a warm welcome is offered to all […]


Making friends at the Centre’s Family Centre

This summer the Centre’s family services team ran a space-themed holiday activity programme for families living on low incomes. Over 36 families attended, with 90 children getting to enjoy a range of inter-galactic activities, games, trips and film screenings between 27th July and 28th August.


Refugee crisis: Precious in the eyes of God

Given the current refugee crisis, there is a temptation to join the fearmongers in calling for iron gates to ‘keep out the masses’. As an organisation which holds the belief that each person is created in the image of God, and is therefore valuable and precious with the right to the fullness of life, what should our response be? Our CEO Cathy Corcoran […]


A varied experience of work

The Centre was very grateful to have two enthusiastic volunteers from London Nautical School helping out across various services last week.