As from Mon 19th July 2021, the Church is open fully and daily for private prayer, in person. All weekday & Sunday/Saturday Masses are fully open to actual attendance - in person. Please read our Guidance by clicking below. We look forward to seeing you all in person here at St.Mary's.

Click on the image of Our Lady of Vailankanni to download the Novena prayers & hymns. The Novena completed on Sep 7th and the Feast celebrated on Our Lady's birthday, Sep 8th, evening Mass. Many thanks to Nisha and fellow parishioners for leading this efficacious Novena and organising the post-Mass gathering and refreshments.

Click the tabs for plenty more and note it is the Holy Name of Mary 12th Sep, Our Lady of Sorrows on 15th Sep and Our Lady of the Rosary, 7th Oct. You can commence your own Novena for this starting on 28th Sep (day 1) and ending on day 9 (6th Oct)

"...may those called, hear Your voice and respond wholeheartedly..."

Click on Fr. Peter's image for more as we marked the 1st Anniversary of his Priestly Ordination at the Sunday 12.15pm Mass - Feast of the Assumption. Take a look at our other tabs & watch this space for updates . Let's keep praying for a vocation increase here at St. Mary's - labourers for the Lord's vineyard - this could be you !

VOCATIONS
"...may those called, hear Your voice and respond wholeheartedly..."

We give thanks to God for Seminarian, Frazer Bellfield, who will be joining the parish for his Pastoral Placement, Sept '21 to Jun '22. With a warm welcome and assurance of our prayers, we look forward to his arrival.

Our St Mary’s Mobile App is available in AppStore and PlayStore.

Please download and install St Mary’s App for live masses as website may sometimes be busy.

Mass Intentions - contact the Clergy or
download a form and send in. Thank you.

Our St Mary’s Mobile App is available in AppStore and PlayStore.

Please download and install St Mary’s App for live masses as website may sometimes be busy.

Year of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

St. Joseph has two Feast Days: 19th Mar & 1st May. Invite St. Joseph to be part of your year.

Within family life too, we pray for vocations - workers for the Lord's vineyard - see our tab below for more.

Prayers & congratulations for Fr. David Hunter and Fr. Matthew Donnelly, ordained to the priesthood here in the Diocese of Southwark. There was good representation in person from our parish with Fr. Patrick and on-line as well. View the You Tube recording below.

We ask St. Joseph to safeguard the nurturing of vocations in our families today and always.

St. Joseph, the "pillar of family life", Pray for us.

Forms & Consents

Please download, print, complete & hand for the Parish office. Parents are to complete the Baptism application form. Thank you to all who came forward and completed and handed in their Altar Server forms. Applications closed at the end of Aug. Any queries, please speak with Fr. Celestine.

For any adults (18+) wishing to making an active Christian Faith Journey/RCIA - please contact any of the priests. A warm welcome awaits you and the group gather Wednesdays here in the Parish - 7.30pm

Queries to : Fr. Celestine Ekwueme
The celebration of Holy Mass

All our Masses are live-streamed as well as open to public worship - actual attendance - with Covid-safe Guidance in place. Click on our Pandemic upate for the Guidance, in place since 19th July 2021.

All Sunday Masses and weekday Masses and Saturday take place as normal and the Church has resumed its opening times. We look forward to seeing you in person.

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St Mary's Mobile App!

St Mary’s Mobile App is available on AppStore and PlayStore.

Please download and install St Mary’s App for live masses as website may sometimes be busy.

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Please see our web site banners for details of “Parish Masses (public)” and our “Pandemic update” (May 2021).

We look forward to welcoming you.

Ave Maria !

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 Roman 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 Catholic High School. Please come and join one of our celebrations or for some quiet time in the midst of this busy world.” 

Our new Archbishop for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese 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.

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