Ref NoWEA/PP/V/31
CollectionBernard Weatherill Papers
TitleVideo of the induction and investiture of Sir Sigmund Sternberg with the award of the Order of St Gregory the Great
Extent1 videocassette (VHS, 90 min.)
DescriptionThe film shows the ceremony of the induction and investiture of Sir Sigmund Sternberg, as a Knight Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian order of St Gregory the Great by Cardinal Hume in Westminster Cathedral Hall on 4 March 1986. The film begins with photographs of the Pope as a background and a speech by him in English. This is followed shots of the procession into the Hall, the ceremony of presentation with speeches by Cardinal Hume, the Chief Rabbi, Lord Coggan and Dr Isaac Nevey. These speeches dwell on the unique nature of the occassion, the historic connections between Catholics and the Jewish people. The camera shots show Mr and Mrs Weatherill as guests at the ceremony. The film continues with footage of the reception held in the Archbishop's Throne Room and Sir Sigmund's speech of thanks. The commentary on the video box describes the foundation and work of the Council of Christians and Jews and the International Council of Christians and Jews.
NotesPrevious reference number: WEA/PP/V31/0561787

Related PersonSternberg, Sigmund, Sir, (1921-2016), humanitarian
Hume, Basil, (1923-1999), Roman Catholic Cardinal, Archbishop of Westminster (1976-1999)
John Paul II, Pope, (1920-2005), originally Karol Jozef Wojtyla
Coggan, Donald, Baron Coggan, (1909-2000), Archbishop of Canterbury (1974-1980)
Weatherill, Lyn, (1928-), née Eatwell, wife of Weatherill
Nevey, Isaac, Dr, (fl 1986), President of the Council of Christians and Jews
Related PlaceWestminster, City of Westminster, London
Associated OrganisationCouncil of Christians and Jews
CategoryMoving image recordings
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU. On site access at the University of Kent only. Access to audio-visual recordings is through digital listening/viewing copies. The University of Kent acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors in this recording and the rights of those not identified
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