Welcome To Our Parish
St. Elphege’s Catholic Church Wallington is a parish with a long tradition of multi-cultural diversity situated in a truly cosmopolitan heart of Wallington in the London Borough of Sutton. We are a friendly parish and our doors are always opened to warmly welcome all peoples of all faiths to encounter Christ in our unique ways.
Our diversity has richly endowed our parish with enormous potentials for growth in pastoral, liturgical, religious, spiritual and social life. This website offers more information about our parish covering the History of the Parish, Sacraments, Mass Times, Gallery of Photos, Groups, and Links to reach out to other relevant sources. We hope this serves as a perfect introduction to you as you seek to know about us. We are blessed with a Federation of Catholic Schools, St. Elphege’s R/C and Regina Coeli for Infants and Juniors.
You are welcome to join us in worship and prayers as we strive to know God, love Him, and serve Him in ways that are both familiar and creative. It is our vision to be a parish where the “joy of the gospel” is celebrated, lived out and shared to “the ends of the earth” (Acts. 1: 8).
NEW CHURCH SIGN IN – QR CODE
Please scan the QR Code at the entry of the Church or on the pews to sign in. iPhone users can scan the code with their camera and select the link shown. Android users may need to download a QR Code reader from the Google Play Store.
NOVEMBER PRAYERS/MASSES FOR DEAD:
As we know, the month of November is dedicated for special prayers and Masses for our departed loved ones. We encourage parishioners to book Masses using the Envelopes provided in the porch of the Church (Entry/Exit). Secondly, if you have lost any member of your family the last One Year (November 2019 – October 2020), kindly send us the Name of the Deceased and the Month they passed-on so that we can compile register to display in the Sanctuary throughout the month for Masses and prayers.
Second Collections 2020
Given COVID 19, the programme of Second Collections in the Archdiocese has been rescheduled according to the following timetable for the remainder of 2020. This means some doubling up of collections, but, given the circumstances, this seems an appropriate way forward, recognising that some people will also be facing personal financial challenges at this time.
• 11th October Home Mission, World Communications, Day for Life
• 18th October Missio
• 26th – 30th October Half Term
• 8th November Priest Training Fund
• 22nd November Catholic Youth Service / Catholic Education Service
• 29th November Holy Places
• 13th December Peter Pence
• 20th December Apostleship of the Sea
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
Pro-abortion MPs in Parliament want to stop pregnant women getting help outside abortion clinics by calling for buffer zones. SPUC is campaigning to save the right for peaceful pro-life vigils to take place. Hundreds of children are alive today in this country because their mother met a loving pro-life person just before they walked into the abortion clinic. We must protect this vital work.
Please sign our petition to save the right to save lives. It only takes a minute of your time, but it could mean a lifetime for an unborn baby. You can sign the petition here: https://spuc.org.uk/SaveTheRightToSaveLives
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Due to COVID, revised arrangements have been made to celebrate First Holy Communion.
Confession for First Holy Communion recipients will be on the first three Thursdays in October 2020 ie 1st, 8th and 15th at 6:30 pm
First Holy Communion Masses will be held on the first three weekend in October 2020 ie
Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th October at 6:30 pm
Saturday 3rd ,10th, 17th October at 10 am
Sunday 4th, 11th, 18th October at 5:30 pm.
2021 First Holy Communion Preparation Programme.(12/09/20)
Registration of the 2021 First Holy Communion preparation programme will be in the Church Hall every Wednesday in October 2020 ie on 7th , 14th , 21st and 28th October from 4 pm to 6 pm. Registration forms can be downloaded here. Alternatively, you can pick a form at the exit of the Church porch.
**Please remember to bring along your child’s baptismal certificate.
Please adhere to COVID protocols.
2021 Confirmation Registration For Pupils In 2nd Year Of High School (12/09/20)
2021 Confirmation registration will take place in the Church Hall every Sunday in October 2020 ie on 4th , 11th, 18th & 25th October from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm.
Registration forms can be downloaded here. Alternatively, you can pick a form at the exit of the Church porch.
**Please remember to bring along your child’s baptismal and First Holy Communion certificates.
We welcome you all back home! As you come, we request you be patient with us, listen to the stewards, try to obey them and let’s enjoy our reunion to the glory of God.
Please click here for further information.
In accordance with the Prime Minister’s 31st July 2020 announcement, all Parishioners are requested to wear a face mask when entering the Church. Thank you
Due to COVID, Altar Servers are not able share Albs. Please contact the Parish Office to arrange collection of an Alb for your child’s sole use while they are Altar Servers. The Alb should be thoroughly washed (and ironed) before they are used.
Please note that Reconciliation now takes place in the Lady Chapel on every Saturday between 10:30 am -11:30 am & 5:15 pm to 6 pm.
Registration for new Parishioners
We are extremely delighted for your visit to our parish. Your presence is an indication that God has brought you here to make it your spiritual home.
Together we shall live and grow in faith bound by the love Christ as directed by the Holy Spirit. Called to be witnesses to the gospel, we shall be fed to feed the rest of the world by sharing the “joy of the Gospel”.
As God’s family, we are a source of blessing to one another supporting and caring for one another as our Lord Jesus Christ directed: “Love your neighbour as I have loved you” (John 15:12).
You are welcome to register in our parish.
Please click here to register.
Alternatively, you can also pick up a hard copy of the registration form from the Parish Office.