A warm welcome to the website
of the English Martyrs Catholic Church
Our Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Southwark and is located in the South of London. By virtue of our location, we are host to people from over forty nationalities. The church has been on its present site since 1893 and has served the community in various ways apart from her spiritual mission which is the primary aim of her presence in the community. The church building which is designed in 13th century gothic style is open to all who wish to worship with us on a daily basis and especially on Sundays when the community gathers for the celebration of the Holy mass.
At the moment the parish has one priest who ministers to the needs of the parishioners.
The website is aimed to provide details of our mass times, information about the sacraments, schools and other organisations attached to the parish, office hours and other relevant information.
Fr Gregory Mario Verissimo
In order to face head on the serious matters before our country, Her Majesty’s Government has determined it necessary to close places of worship.
Therefore in order to protect all concerned The church is closed from this evening until further notice.
The daily offering of holy Mass will continue and we will pray for you before the blessed Sacrament daily. We are united together in Christ, in whom we cannot be separated. Let us pray together for a swift end to this present situation.
Those needing a priest in an emergency should contact the presbytery.
Yours devotedly in Christ, Fr Gregory Verissimo
May the Most Sacred heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us. Ave Maria.
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Monday – Saturday at 10.00 am – Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
Sunday – at 9.30 am – The Holy Mass
Prayer and meditation before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament are great ways to spend some special time with Him. You can ask Him for graces for yourself or for loved ones, reflect on His Word, or just keep Him company! And it’s no bother for Jesus. In fact, He very much wants to see you!
Below is a recommendation for how to make a ‘spiritual communion’ when unable to participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. A spiritual communion is a beautiful way to express to God our desire to be united with him when we are unable to complete that union in the reception of Holy Communion.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be. My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Are you in need at this time?
The parish has a list of volunteers who are willing and able to help with shopping, phone-calls, prescription collection. If you are in need, please contact the presbytery via email (email@example.com) or phone (0208 876 962 68) and we will connect you to the help you need.
Sick or going to hospital?
Please inform the parish office on 0208 769 6268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org,
so that arrangements could be made for a priest to administer the sacrament of sick.
We need your help to replace the old boiler!
Recently we have created a ‘JUST GIVING’ donation page for our church, through the Diocese. The main aim is to replace the old church boiler that is over 40years old, and operating only 20% during the last winter. Quote to replace it would cost nearly £100,000. If you want to support us, please click here or go to Give Donation batton on the top of our site.
Donations to the Boiler Fund can be done through the special Boiler Fund account.
Account Name: English Martyrs Church
Bank Name: NatWest Bank
Sort Code: 60-20-39
Account Number: 23416416
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