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August 2016

First Holy Communion Programme 2016 - 2017

Our first meeting is on Saturday 15th October beginning with Mass at 10am.
Both parent and child must attend this meeting, without exception.


EXploring the Catholic Faith

We commence our course in October 2016 for Adults who wish to learn about the Catholic Faith or those who wish to deepen their faith or those who may not have received First Holy Communion or adults who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

8. Oct, 2016

Reflection Morning for Deanery Eucharistic Ministers

On Saturday 8th October.
At Good Shepherd Church Hall, Downham.
From arrival at 10am to Benediction at 12.15pm.
See programme under links

26. Sep, 2016

London Evenings of Faith- September 2016

All are welcome to a series of talks on 'The Church & Society' which will take place at 7:30pm on alternate Tuesdays from 4th October 2016 (subsequent talks are 18 October, 1 November, 15 November, 29 November & 13 December). Talks are held in the Back Room, St Mary's, Moorhouse Rd, Bayswater, W2 5DJ (Tube: Notting Hill). Full dates and details are available at


Holy Doors in Southwark Diocese

See link for the details of the four Holy Doors in Southwark Diocese.

26. Sep, 2016

Marriage Care

Marriage Care is a faith-based organisation that draws on its Catholic Christian tradition and contemporary research to help couples in both good times and bad, providing marriage preparation and relationship counselling services for couples across England and Wales.
Our centre in Blackheath is currently looking for qualified counsellors (trained to Level 4 Diploma or above) to train in relationship counselling and provide counselling for couples and individuals in the local area.
For more information or to apply, visit: or email

25. Apr, 2016

Presentation to Sr Collette

See link for photos of the presentation by the Knights of St Columba to Sr Collette.

29. Oct, 2015

Our latest Eucharistic Ministers at the Cathedral

See link

1. Aug, 2015

Vocations news

See the latest edition of the Vocations News issued by our diocese. This edition includes news on our recently ordained priests. Copies available from the back of the church.

23. Jul, 2015

Carers UK

Over 6.5 million people are carers in the UK. It can be a lonely existence. See link to access support or online resources.

23. May, 2015

Have you considered a career in the Priesthood?

Read this article on some of the qualities that might indicate
you have a vocation to the priesthood.

3. Oct, 2015

London Southbank Unviersity Chaplaincy

See link for news of the chaplaincy at London Southbank.

27. Sep, 2016


Anne Donovan RIP
Funeral Mass: Tuesday 27th September at 11am.
Committal : Hither Green Cemetery at 12 noon.