IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS TO ANNOUNCE THAT COUNT JOSEPH CZERNIN, PATRON OF “VELEHRAD LONDON”, DIED ON MONDAY THE 13TH OF APRIL 2015. R.I.P.
Joseph Czernin was born in Prague in 1924 to one of the oldest Czech noble families. During the Nazi occupation of the Czech Lands, he was forced to work in Germany. After the war, he studied law in Prague and in 1947 he came to the United Kingdom to study English. After the communist coup of February 1948, he decided to stay in England permanently. From the very beginning, he got involved in the organisation of the social and religious life of Czech and Slovak immigrants. His commitment to the charity Velehrad dates back to 1950´s. He was a longtime and tireless advocate of the preservation of the Czech language, culture and traditions in the UK. May he rest in peace.
R.I.P. COUNT JOSEPH CZERNIN 9.8.1924 – 13.4.2015
PALM SUNDAY 2014
90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH CZECH AND SLOVAKS OCT 2014
MASS AT MARIA ASSUMPTA CHAPEL WITH THE CZECH BISHOP VACLAV MALY, NOV 2014
WITH BISHOP VACLAV MALY, NOV 2014
WITH THE CZECH CARDINAL DOMINIK DUKA, MONS TOMAS HOLUB, MGR VOJTECH MATL FROM PRAGUE AND TONY AND Ludmila STANE AND MARTA JANITOROVA, COLLEAGUES FROM VELEHRAD LONDON CHARITY, MAY 2014
VISIT OF CARDINAL DOMINIK DUKA AND GENERAL VLASTIMIL PICEK AND COLLEAGUES, MAY 2012