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).
Return to Public Worship and Faith Engagement
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have released a statement welcoming the return to public worship after 2nd December https://www.cbcew.org.uk/bishops-welcome-return-to-public-worship/
Parishioners are encouraged to take part in the Government open consultation – the Independent Faith Engagement Review. Catholics submissions are welcome.
The closing date is 11 December 2020 and details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/independent-faith-engagement-review-call-for-evidence
With the hope that the Places of Worship shall remain open through the Christmas and New Year, we shall have the following Masses
Christmas Eve, 24/12/2020 – 4:00 pm ( Family Mass) & 6:00 pm
Christmas Day, 25/12/2020 – 12:00 am, 9. 00 am & 10:30 am
New Year’s Eve, 31/12/2020 – 11:30 pm
New Year’s Day, 01/01/2021 – 9:00 am & 10.30 am
The John Fisher School
Choir leads Epilogue on the last Thursday of every month. Epilogue is a short, reflective presentation of sacred music, a gospel reading and bidding prayers. As we are unable to rehearse with the whole choir at the moment, some of our Year 13 students along with the Music department staff, have recorded a version of October’s Epilogue including wonderful music by Palestrina and Mozart. You can access the recording at this link here
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.
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.
• 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
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.