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26. Nov, 2016

Christmas Bazaar

Our Christmas Bazaar takes place on Saturday 26th November
1pm to 3.30pm.
We ask for your support on the day.
Also donated items and bottles for the Tombola stall are requested.

5. Nov, 2016

First Holy Communion Programme 2016 - 2017

Our next meeting on Saturday 10th December.
Please remember your obligation to attend Sunday Mass with your child.
Children will present the picture of Adam and Eve at Mass, this weekend.


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.

2017 - 2018

The Diocesan Catechetical Certificate

This two year course is aimed especially at parish catechists.
Online study units with six non-residential Saturday sessions.
Course begins in January 2017. Cost of £345 per year.
See link for further details.

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

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

27. Nov, 2016

Mariposa Trust - Saying Goodbye Service

Supporting those who have lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy.
A Service will be held at Westminster Cerntral Hall
on Saturday 27th Novermber at 3pm.
See link for more information.

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

3. Dec, 2016

Recollection Day for Readers.

Now transferred to 25th February 2017
A call to all who read at Mass in the parishes of Lewisham Deanery.
See link for details

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.