Stewarding

A strong charism of the Catholic Police Guild is stewarding.

Catholic Police Guild members have a strong association with Westminster Cathedral. Members often help with stewarding duties throughout the year.

Every October Guild members carry the statue of Our Lady in procession from Westminster Cathedral to Brompton Oratory on behalf of the Rosary Crusade of Reparation.

Both in 1982 with the visit of his Holiness Pope John Paul II and more recently in 2010 with the visit of his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI the Catholic Police Guild assisted with the stewarding of these events.

In 1982 the lead was taken by the late Michael Jeffers. At the time he was a Chief Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police as well as the Chairman of the Guild. In recognition of his efforts the late Cardinal Basil Hume made him a Knight of St Gregory.

In 2010 the Catholic Police Guild was asked to take the lead in organising the Stewarding for the Papal Mass held at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 18 September. The lead was taken by the current Guild President Patrick Sommervile.