We wish all visitors, to this website and to the parish church, every peace and joy. We are a lively, richly diverse and very welcoming parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. We extend pastoral care to those living in and around the Croydon area, including Croydon University Hospital, St Mary’s Infant and Junior Schools, and St Mary’s High School. Please come and join one of our celebrations or for some quiet time in the midst of this busy world."
First Holy Communion 2020 - please click here on “registration & consent” to download a 2 page application. Please note the closing date is 30 Sep 2019.
Our new Archbishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Southwark, was installed on 25th July 2019 Click on “homily” for the full written text and a link for the recorded Solemn Installation Mass.
This Parish is Consecrated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Heart
Please click on "what to do" to make the Fatima First Saturday Devotion, which all are encouraged to observe as Our Lady requested. It’s never too late to start saying your daily Rosary. The next First Saturday is 5th October 2019. Families are particularly welcome and children will lead the Rosary and are encouraged to remain for Adoration.
Times of Prayer
While you are always welcome to find a quiet place to pray and reflect at St Mary's there are some times of formal prayer you might want to attend. Mass times and times for confession can be found in the righthand column.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Wednesdays from 12.45pm to 2pm
First Fridays 10.45am to 12 noon followed by Mass at 12.10pm including Blessings with the Holy Oils for the Sick - next on Friday 4th October 2019
Saturdays from 10:30am to 12pm
Sundays 4pm to 5.45pm
The Rosary & Marian Devotions
Monday to Friday @ 9:40am
First Saturday Devotions @ 12 noon - Our Lady of Fatima : Every First Saturday monthly - next Saturday 5th October 2019
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour @ 12 noon: All other Saturdays
First Friday Mass & Blessings with Holy Oils for the sick, disabled and housebound - next on Fri 4th October 2019
The end of the 10am Mass is followed by Adoration, silence and congregation-led prayers to 12 noon. Mass is then celebrated at 12.10pm for the sick, disabled and housebound and their carers and welcomes the house-bound participating via the internet. The Mass includes the blessings with the Holy Oils.
RCIA 2019/2020 - Faith Journey - starts
Wed 18 Sep 2019 - 7.30pm - Parish Centre
(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
gently explore through the RCIA doors
Are you interested in joining the Catholic Church? God has you in the palm of His hand and has a plan for you. You might be a wife our a husband and regularly go to Mass or take the children, but you yourself don’t take part, or you might be someone who’s been to a few Catholic weddings, Baptisms and similar and want to know more…? Alternatively, you might already be Catholic but have missed a Sacrament like Confirmation? You might just want to deepen your Faith, afterall, it offers the beautiful treasures of “The Word” to see you through life and into eternal life. The Word is “Christ” and Christ, is yesterday, today and forever.
make contact with the parish catechism team or contact the clergy
(020) 8688 1857
Speak to or meet the clergy direct about your Faith Journey
Parish Surgery on Mondays, 4.30pm to 7pm and Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am and 5pm to 6.30pm
You are welcome and warmly encouraged
and will be supported by the clergy, catechists and parish community
we have already started praying for you !