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19. Mar, 2017

Special Appeal

East Africa Famine Crisis Appeal.
Over 16 million lives are in danger in East Africa due to the current famine threats.
We will support Cafod, the Catholic Aid Agency in raising funds this weekend.

25. Mar, 2017

Prayerful solidarity with those suffering in East Africa

On Saturday 25th March.
Mass at 10am.
Followed by
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with silent prayer.
11am. We conclude with a blessing.
See link for further details.

1. Mar, 2017

The Season of Lent

During Lent the parish will engage with -

Tuesdays: 7.30pm to 9pm.
Reflection and prayer based around the Sunday Readings.

Thursdays: 9.40am to 10am
Lectio Divina, using the gospel for morning Mass.

Fridays: 9.40am to 10.30am
Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

7.30pm to 8.10pm
Stations of the Cross.

26. Mar, 2017

First Holy Communion Programme 2016 - 2017

Children to attend the Sunday 11am Mass.
Remember to bring the picture.

12. Feb, 2017


To the 18 young members of our parish who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation with Bishop Patrick Lynch on Thursday.


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.
See link for timetable or see in church porch.

4. Nov, 2016

The art of dying well

This is a new website launched by the Catholic Bishops' Conference that offers help to those grappling with issues around death and dying. Based on the Catholic tradition but open to all, it features real-life stories dealing with the journey through death to eternal life.
Find out more on

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.