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 two priests 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
ARRANGEMENTS FOR HOLY MASS
Confessions: 5.30pm-6.15pm in Sacred Heart Chapel
Holy Mass: 6.30pm
Holy Mass: 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.30am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Holy Mass: 9.30am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 6.30pm
Holy Mass: 7.30pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 8am
Confessions: 8:45am in Sacred Heart Chapel
Holy Mass: 9.30am
•It is mandatory for everyone to wear a mask.
•If you are attending Mass, you must fill in an “NHS TEST and TRACE” form, available on the website, facebook page and at the back of this newsletter, and hand in a copy of it at every Mass you attend. This form will allow the NHS to trace any outbreak of the virus. We will store them safely and then destroy them after 21 days.•The church will open 30 minutes before each event.
•Please sit only in the marked areas of the pew, this is to ensure we keep to the guidelines on social distancing.•We are operating a one way system. You should enter by the central main door and exit by the side door. Please follow the direction of the stewards at all times. Please sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church.
•Holy Communion will be distributed immediately AFTER Mass, so that you are able to leave the church immediately. Holy Communion is to be given on the hand only, but please do not wear gloves to receive Holy Communion.
•We have a limit of 72 people per Mass, so I would encourage you to try to spread out over the weekday Masses, to allow those who cannot attend Mass on weekdays to come to Mass on Saturday evening/ Sunday.
•There will be offertory collection points throughout the church, but I would encourage, if you are able to try to give online. The account details can be found below. Please do not worry if you cannot, contribute I know that times are hard for many of us at the moment.
Account Details: RC Archdiocese of Southwark, Sort code: 60-20-39, Account Number: 23416386
NHS Track and Trace Form
Please CLICK HERE to print and fill in the sheet – and bring a new copy to Mass each time you come.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2020
Due to the present lockdown and the likely restrictions which will continue on the gathering large groups, we will need to postpone both the First Holy Communion Mass and the Confirmation Mass.
When we are able to be together again, we will arrange for catechesis to resume and we will find a new date for both Masses. Thank You for your patience over these weeks. We will keep you informed with updates as necessary.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation 2021 – forms to be collected after weekend Mass.
Initial School Reference Form from 1st September 2020
This form should be sent to the Parish office , on or before 1st October for Secondary school and 1st December for Primary school .
The form should include a family photo.
Please click HERE to download and print the form.
Hello Fr James
We are delighted to welcome Fr. James Raj who has been appointed assistant priest here at English Martyrs. Fr James S M Kubendra Raj belongs to the diocese of Palayamkottai, India. He hails from Devipattanam, a small village in Tamilnadu, India. He has completed Master’s degree both in Philosophy and Theology and a bachelor’s in English Literature.assuming his responsibility in our Parish, he has been the assistant parish priest of St Andrew’s Church, Thornton Heath.
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Parents, please click HERE to download and make an appointment to meet the priest to handover the form in October, as fr. Gregory is away in September .
Sick or going to hospital?
Please inform the parish office on 0208 769 6268 or email email@example.com,
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.
RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Sort Code: 60-20-39
Account Number: 23416416
A number of people have enquired about how to give their offering to the church every week as we cannot have a collection at the moment. If you would like to donate an amount to the church it can be done by transfering money or making an arrangement of a Standing Order – as every week donation paid directly into the Parish Account:
RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Sort code: 60-20-39
Account Number: 23416386
Would you like to rent our hall for a function/meeting/class?
If so, please contact our Parish Secretary – tel. 02087696268, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our Gallery page to see more pictures with description
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.