St Joseph's Rotherhithe

Oscar Romero Award

Saint Oscar Romero stood out for his unwavering commitment to living out the Gospel, to providing a witness to the love of God in the face of violence. He was the Archbishop of El Salvador and he was murdered for criticising the government that kept people very poor.


Saint Oscar Romero shows us that we must see God in all people and work together to build God’s Kingdom of mercy, justice and love on earth.


St. Joseph’s has been awarded the Participator Level of the Oscar Romero Award for our commitment to Catholic Social Teaching (CST).


The award recognises schools that place Catholic Social Teaching at the heart of its strategy, curriculum and practical work.



The Romero Award is a charitable award to help Catholic schools and colleges put Catholic Social Teaching into action.

It recognises, celebrates and encourages schools to:

  • Live out the message of Jesus
  • Care for our neighbours
  • Make the world a fairer place
  • Tell people about how and why we should care for others
  • Raise money to help those in need
  • Make a real difference in the world we live in