Leigh Hatts  

St George’s Day on Monday & Tuesday!

Southwark’s St George cultural festival is postponed to June

It’s St George’s Day at last.

With 23 April falling within Easter there has been confusion about the correct date. 

The Church of England is observing St George’s Day today Monday 29 April.

But because today is the feast day of St Catherine of Siena Day, patron of Europe, the Roman Catholic Church has designated tomorrow Tuesday 30 April for St George.

St George is not only England’s patron saint but also Catalunya’s and Barcelona Cathedral celebrates on Monday evening.

Southwark is the focus for England having the capital’s oldest church dedicated to England’s patron saint and its association with Henry V and his return from Agincourt.

This year there will be Mass at 6.30pm on Tuesday at Southwark’s Roman Catholic Cathedral of St George followed by a reception for everyone.