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Parish Diary and Forthcoming Events



Following the address to the nation by the U.K. Prime Minister, the Government has mandated the ‘closure of all shops selling non-essential goods, including clothing and electronic stores, and other premises including libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, and places of worship.’

So, with immediate effect, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church will be closed to the public until further notice.

The doors to the church will remain closed until the restrictions have been lifted.

  • The priests of our church reside within the premises, and so their will be private Masses celebrated daily as usual, only that a CONGREGATION WILL NOT BE PRESENT NOR ANY OTHER PERSON WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE PRIEST(S) WHO RESIDE IN THE FRIARY OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS CATHOLIC CHURCH.

  • SPIRITUAL COMUNNION: you can unite yourself with the Lord through Spiritual Communion.

  • We are ever united in our FAITH in the Lord Jesus Christ. Make your home a place of prayer.

  • Call the church on 020 7639 0947 on send an email to if you have questions or concerns.

  • Let us continue to pray for one another. Please, let us reach out to other parishioners and encourage them. We will try and keep in touch as much as possible. Take a look at the bible passages below:

  1. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing" (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

  2. "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings likes eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:31).

  3. "Pray constantly." (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

  4. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9).

  5. "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong." (1 Corinthians 16:13).


You can make a Spiritual Communion if you are unable to receive at home or anywhere uniting yourself with the Lord; Say:

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.


Catholic Bishop's Conference of England and Wales - Full Statement.

Statement from Most Rev. John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark in response to the U.K. Prime Minister's Address to the Nation.

Pastoral Letter from The Most Rev. John Wilson, Archbishop of Southwark



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A parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark.
CIO Registered Incorporated Charity Number 1173050.