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 or secondary 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.
If you have a child who is 10 years old or younger and you wish them to attend a Catholic school in 2020 then you will need a reference from Fr Gregory, your Parish Priest. Please see below for the open surgery dates for references.
Thursday 17th October 5pm-7pm
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.
Like us on Facebook now!
We would like to invite you to join us on Facebook! A brand new official page is just waiting for you to find information about our fundraising, watch the photos from events, read news from the Parish and Archdiocese of Southwark and many more! Just click here or find FB logo on the top bar to join our page. See you there!
October – month of the Rosary!
As we begin this month of The Rosary, asking the intercessions of the Blessed Mother Mary, we see her life and take her as an example of faith and service to God. The Blessed Virgin Mary’s entire life was and is now a continuing, whole-hearted “Yes” to God’s will. Made in God’s image and likeness, and conceived without original sin, all her actions, each freely chosen by her, were and are aligned totally with the will of God. Each time she wills to do something, she again says to God, “Yes. Let it be.” Let us pray to the Lord and ask for all the graces for us to be a humble and faithful stewards like our heavenly mother.
Every Sunday of this month there will be devotions of the Rosary, Adoration & Benediction at 6.30pm. We are encouraged to pray the rosary daily. If you want to know more about Rosery please click here or visit our Prayer subpage.
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.
A visit of the Archbishop of Southwark in our Parish!
A note of thanks to all parishioners who came out in good numbers to welcome our new Archbishop , John Wilson, on his visit to our parish. Special thanks to the Events group and the Rejoice choir. Please see the photos in the gallery and the Facebook page.
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