Remains of Bishop and five priests also in new Southwark vault
CANON Bernard Bogen, administrator of St. George's Cathedral, Southwark, reveals in the December issue of the "Southwark Record that the remains of Archbishop Amigo, Bishop Danell and five priests have been removed from the war damaged vault in the cathedral and reinterred in a new vault under the sanctuary.
This, says Canon Bogart, had to be done in strict privacy, under Home Office orders.
Apart from the necessary workmen, the administrator was the sole witness, Bishop Cowderoy had hoped to be present but was kept to his bed by influenza.
Early on the morning of October 24, Canon Bogan, having blessed the new vault, officiated at the removal from the old vault of the remains of Archbishop Amigo, Fr, John White and Fr. John Griffiths, Early next morning the remains of Bishop Danell, Provost Thomas Doyle, Fr. John Radford and Fr. Edward McStay were removed, and the new vault was then sealed, A day later Canon Bogan offered a Requiem Mass at the High Altar. Bishop Danell was the second Bishop of Southwark and bought the site and began the building of St. George's School.
Provost Doyle, who worked in the parish for nearly 60 years built the cathedral. The other priests worked at the old St. George's Chapel in London Road and were buried beneath the chapel floor. Provost Doyle had their remains removed to the cathedral vault.
The Sourhicari, Record also stales that the plans for the cathedral's restoration are now complete and six firms are at work on tender. • Among recent gifts towards the restoration was one of 500 dollars from the Bishop of Lansing, who with numerous other Archbishops and Bishops attended the Congress Centenary Mass in St. George's.