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Revised Times for Adoration

COVID-19 Prayer and Adoration Times

An invitation to ‘Building a better Marriage’ Online Course. 10am till 1pm at 13th March 2021
A day in which married couples can explore their relationship more deeply and gain valuable insights into their communication and the call of the Church to the married.
£10 per couple (suggested donation)

Fr. Bartholmew Leaving Information: Please click here.

Message from Fr. Bartholomew 04th January 2021 Regarding the new lockdown:

Dear parishioners, in response to any anticipated questions regarding places of worship, following the Prime Ministry’s recent announcement, please click here for the official instructions from the bishop’s office.

Please share this information as wide as possible.

Re-opening of the St. Chad's Church:

"I hope you are all well and still keeping the faith. As the national lockdown is once again eased..., I wish to gladly inform you that the doors of St. Chad’s Church, South Norwood would be opened... for our usual public liturgical celebrations. We are going to maintain, observe and respect the 2m social distancing and the other necessary COVID 19 rules whenever we gather for any celebration." - Fr Bartholomew

COVID-19 Mass Times

Live on-line streaming of Mass from St. Chad's:

Information: We are glad to inform everyone of you that live-stream of liturgical celebrations at St. Chad’s Church, South Norwood, is now possible. The live-stream pieces equipment have been successfully installed.

All you need to do is go to here:

Although public Mass is not permitted during this lockdown period, the priests still celebrate Mass at 10:00am on daily basis. You are welcome to log in and join.

Live Mass Online

Here is a report on the last time Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Report.

PARISH PLEDGE FORM: The Parish Pledge form is available to download here. Alternatively, you can also get a hardcopy after Mass.

Gift Aid Boxes 2020-2021: Gift Aid boxes are available for collection from the Presbytery during office hours or after Mass. Parishioners are reminded to produce their GAD number upon collection. Thank you.

Walking Together Through Grief: Woodside Bereavement Service are offering a support group for anyone bereaved during the Covid19 restrictions. The group will be based at The Waterside Centre near South Norwood Lake. Please ring 0203 256 2009 for further information.

St. Chad’s Parish Offering and Donations Information

Dear Parishioners,

As we no longer pass the collection baskets during Mass for our traditional cash donations for the maintenance and bills of our parish church, you are strongly encouraged to set up a standing order with your bank for your kind and generous weekly offertory and donations including any kind of donations or legacy you wish to make to the church now or leave for the Church in the future.

The parish account details are as follows:

Account name:
St. Chad’s Catholic Church
Bank: NatWest
Branch sort code: 515002
Account #: 95789995

Please contact the parish office through the number below if you need any clarification or further information. Thanks.
Tel: 020 8653 2806

Thank you
Fr. Bartholomew


Hello everyone,

St Chad’s Parish, South Norwood Mass Attendance Pre-Booking & NHS Test and Trace Advice

Please fill the pre-booking form (please click on the link below) or call the number provided (in the Guidelines) to inform Fr Bartholomew and Fr. Pascoal, which Mass you and your family prefer to attend each weekend. There is a limited capacity for each Mass. YOU CAN CHOOSE ONLY ONE TIME. You have to re-book if you change your time. Please note that we are GDPR compliant.

To also manage the risk of the virus re-emerging this information is being collected at the direction of the U.K. Government. It will be kept secure and will be destroyed 21 days after the act of worship.

We shall start celebrating public Mass from the weekend of 18/19 July 2020 beginning with the Sunday Vigil Mass on Saturday evening of the 18th of July.

*You are strongly advised to wear a face covering and ensure you have booked before turning up for Mass. *

Please listen to the directions of the stewards for you and everyone’s safety.

Thank you
Fr. Bartholomew


Re-opening of St. Chad's Church for Private Prayer

The church has reopened the church for private (individual) prayer on Saturdays from 2.00pm to 6pm after a careful risk assessment which was approved by the diocese.

Here are provisional rules to ensure this took place in safety: Link. Please check for the current rules on arrival.

Here is a Report by a Steward entitled 'Welcome Home'. This expl;ains what happened on the first day of opening on Saturday 20th June 2020.

Reflection from Fr. Bartholomew on this Sunday's Readings


Mwaka Mudenda ("Mwaksy") is the new presenter on Blue Peter! Congratulations to Mwaka Mudenda, formerly of St. Chad's and now living in Manchester, on becoming the 39th presenter of the long-running BBC children's TV programme Blue Peter!

Mwaka Mudenda

Mwaka joined the show on 14th May 2020.


"I would like to assure all parishioners that we the Priests still celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Eucharist. We always remember and pray for you, especially those who are suffering from the virus infection and all those who booked for Masses in advance, your intentions are prayed for at our Masses." Fr Bartholomew

Baptism: There will be no baptisms until further notice.

St Chad’s Social Club: St Chad’s Social Committee regret that all future events will be cancelled until further notice. If things change we will let you know. We wish you all well and please keep safe. Thank you.

Please note that Father Bartholomew will be available (except in an emergency, when you can ring at any time) from 10.30am to 12.30pm each day, Monday to Friday except Wednesdays, if you wish to speak with them or to book a Mass. Thank you. All enquiries from now onwards should be made during office hours (Monday to Friday 9.30am-12.30pm) through the Parish Secretary. thank you.

Please bring all announcements for the Parish Bulletin by the latest Wednesday. Thank you.

News Archive

A selection of old news stories is here.

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