COVID-19 (coronavirus)  - UPDATE 

As of Friday Evening 20th March 2020 until further notice;

Following the guidance from Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW), also the Archdiocese of Southwark issued on 18th March 2020, the churches will be closed for public worship from Saturday 21st March 2020.   Please scroll down to find the link to the letters written by our Archbishop John Wilson and by CBCEW.

* Please note all types of gatherings (for example, prayer groups, devotional groups, catechesis sessions) in the Christchurch Parish premises (including the Parish Office and the Community Hall) are cancelled.

Please use the opportunity to pray with us through Live Streaming as we plan to celebrate the following:


9am Mass (rather than the usual 12noon)

6pm Mass of the Sunday


9.30am Mass

11.30am Mass

6.30pm Mass

Monday to Friday

9am Mass


Holy Week Mass Time

Please find below the revised Mass Time for this year's Holy Week.   (Please join us on Live Streaming)

* Please note the Order of Mass to go with the abbreviated services will become available on this website nearer to the time.

Palm Sunday, 5th April

9.30am Mass

11.30am Mass

6.30pm Mass

Maundy Thursday, 9th April

8pm Mass

Good Friday, 10th April

3pm Solemn liturgy

Holy Saturday 11th April

10am (Blessing of Food)


9pm (an abbreviated liturgy)


9.30am Mass

11.30am Mass

6.30pm Mass

The Liturgy of the Word for each Mass can be found on (link: 

When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly (link:

Do you need a help with prescription, grocery shopping etc?  Please call the Parish Office (020 8850 1666)  so we will arrange our volunteers to give you a helping hand. 


Do you have school-aged children at home?  Why don't you check out...;   

 "CAFOD are offering a virtual children liturgy of the word at 10am on Sunday as a webinar."

Parents and children are encouraged to join us online for prayers and reflection on this Sunday's Gospel.  The liturgy will be led by catechists who would usually be leading children's liturgy in our parish and will be based on CAFOD children's liturgy resources.

The link to register is:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

"The Liturgy of the Word with Children is an ever-growing liturgical activity in our parishes. This webpage offers access to resources for leaders who will find a resource for each week of the liturgical year together with supporting material which can be used in addition to your current resource, an overview of the published resources together with links to other useful websites."

These materials are for older children who enjoy reading. 

Please click the link to find out more!


Letters from The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW), also Archbishop of Southwark 


 A letter from the President and Vice-President on behalf of all the Bishops of the Conference

"A letter from the President and Vice-President
on behalf of all the Bishops of the Conference"


A letter from the Most Reverend John Wilson Archbishop of Southwark

"Concerning the Measures to be put in place Regarding Public Worship

and the Celebration of the Sacraments in Relation to the COVID-19 (Coronavius) Pandemic"

‘Our help in is the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.’

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  • Saturday Vigil 6pm

  • Sunday Children's Mass 9:30am

  • Sunday Sung Mass 11:30am

  • Sunday Evening 6.30pm