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).
Welcome Fr. Gerard
I am happy to introduce Fr. Gerard Majella Balinnya who has joined us as our Assistant Parish Priest.
Fr. Gerard was ordained on 29th June 1991. He moved to London in September 1997 for bachelor’s degree studies in Chemistry and Biology in Lancaster University (UK). He served as a College Chaplain in North East London (2000-2013). He served briefly in Whitstable, Kent (March 2019- September 2019) before moving to Corpus Christi Parish, Brixton Hill. He helps as a Chaplain for the Ugandan Community in the UK.
Fr. Gerard, you are welcome to our Parish. We hope to get to know each other in the coming months!!!
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.
SIGNING OF SCHOOL FORMS
We would like to notify parents who need to have the Priest Reference Form signed for Catholic Schools that Fr Patrick will be available after the Midday Mass on Sunday for an hour (12:30-1:30 pm) in the Wardroom. This will run throughout September. We expect parents and guardians to cooperate with us and make the best use of this opportunity.
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.