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
Applying for Catholic schools
If you are applying for a place in a Catholic primary school for 2020/2021, please fill the INITIAL APPLICATION FORM and hand it to the priest . Please sign the weekly Mass attendance sheet at the back of the church.
Please see below for the open surgery dates for references.
NURSERY & PRIMARY SCHOOL:
Thursday 28th November and Thursday 5th December 5pm-7pm
We need your help!
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.
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PRAYER FOR THE 125th ANNIVERSARY
O Lord, we thank you and we praise you. You are the God of yesterday, today and forever. We give you thanks for the 125th anniversary of the English Martyrs Church in Streatham. We thank you for the foundation members of our parish and all those who through the years have contributed to the building and development of our parish, both materially and spiritually. To the departed, we beg you to grant eternal life and to those of us still living, give us grace to continue to build your kingdom here and now through our participation and ministry in your Church.
Bless our children and all our young people. May they discover you more deeply as they participate in the life of the Church. Give strength and fulfilment to our old and housebound, may they savour the memories of the blessed time spent in the gathering of God people in this Church. And after our earthly sojourn, bring us home to heaven where with the angels, the English martyrs, all the saints, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, we shall praise you for all eternity. Amen.
School of Ignatian Prayer at English Martyrs, Streatham
15 November – 13 December 2019
The Mount Street Jesuit Centre is holding a short course on prayer in the Ignatian tradition at English Martyrs, in Streatham, beginning on 15November and running for five consecutive Friday evenings between 6.30pm – 8.00pm. This ‘School of Prayer’ will introduce participants to the man, St Ignatius of Loyola, and his ways of praying that still speak to us 500 years later. His is a spirituality that speaks of finding God in all things and seems to resonate particularly with lay people leading busy lives. Sessions will consist of input followed by a time of silent prayer, with opportunities to listen to each other and share together. The sessions are facilitated by trained and experienced prayer guides for whom Ignatian spirituality is a way of life. You are invited to make a small donation to cover the course. For more details click here.
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Our Parish from time to time has a photographer taking images for use on the website or Facebook profile. We will display specific signs on days when photographs are taking place. If you attend on any of these dates you give permission for your image to appear in group shots. If you wish to avoid appearing – please sit in the Sacred Heart Chapel. Small group or individual shots will only be published with your prior consent.