Parish News – Summer 2023

30th July – 27th August 2023

We wish all our parishioners a happy, safe and refreshing summer break. We would also like to welcome all who may be visiting the parish at this time including Fr Joachim Karfe visiting from the Diocese of Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.

7pm Masses: For the present there will be no 7pm Mass on Tuesdays. There will be no 7pm Mass on Sundays until Sunday 3rd September.

John Quinn RIP: The body of John Quinn will be received into church at 7pm on Thursday 17th August; the Funeral Mass will be on Friday 18th August at 11am followed by burial at Islington Cemetery at 1pm. The Mass will be Livestreamed – please use this link Please keep John and his family in your prayers.

Soup Run

Soup Run urgent appeal – We are very short of tinned sweetcorn at present. Also, if you are able to help during the July/August holiday period to make sandwiches, drive and/or distribute to the homeless in Central London, please contact Kit Greveson on 020 8340 0557, 07507 138 582 or email We meet every Saturday at 3pm to make sandwiches for approx. 2 hours and at 6pm to drive/distribute for approx. 3 hours. Many thanks.


Sunday Masses are at 6:30pm (Saturday), 9:45am and 11:15am. We apologise that the 11:15 Mass Livestream has not been available recently, this has been due to a technical problem. Please note: No 7pm Mass on Sundays 30th July – 27th August inclusive.
Sunday Scripture readings
Notes on the Scripture readings
Weekday Masses are normally at 9am Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday after Morning Prayer at 8:45am. Note: Church is closed and there is no Mass on Thursday. If there is a Funeral Mass, there will be no 9am Mass.
Funeral Masses: 
The body of John Quinn will be received into church at 7pm on Thursday 17th August; the Funeral Mass will be on Friday 18th August at 11am followed by burial at Islington Cemetery at 1pm. The Mass will be Livestreamed – please use this link Please keep John and his family in your prayers.
Any other funerals during August will be announced at Mass and published on the church door and here on the website.
Rosary: Tuesday and Friday after 9am Mass
Confession: The Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession is available on Saturday evening from 6-6:20pm.
Family Room: This week’s activity reflects on Celebrating our summer adventures with God.

Coming up

Padre Pio Group: Will meet in church at 7pm (note no evening Mass) on Sunday 6th August.
Thursdays Together: Every Thursday lunchtime 11:30am – 1:30pm in the hall in Stapleton Hall Road (next to St Aidan’s School). Meet your neighbours and chat over light refreshments.

Divine Mercy Retreat

The Divine Mercy Apostolate, London is holding a Divine Mercy Retreat at Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2023 from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The retreat will include teachings on the Message of Divine Mercy, Holy Mass, Hour of Mercy with Stations of the Cross, Adoration and Benediction and Veneration of the Image of Merciful Jesus. Call Millie on 07957 594646 for more information

Awake London

“Awake London” A Catholic Bible convention and Healing ministry on Saturday 19th August from 2 to 5 pm led By Fr. David Waller and Anointing Fire Catholic Ministry UK at Catholic Parish of Christ The King, 455 Chingford Road London, E4 8SP. Convention includes: Praise and Worship, Holy Mass, confession, Healing service and Eucharistic Adoration, spiritual sharing, sessions for children. ( Free car parking available. Call 07468 680150 for information.

Pope’s August Prayer Intention – World Youth Day:

World Youth Day (WYD) is the gathering of young people from all over the world with Pope Francis, taking place in Lisbon at the start of August. In his latest The Pope Video, Pope Francis asks the Church to pray for this event, emphasising his invitation to young people to quickly take the path of bearing joyful witness to the Gospel. If you won’t be in Lisbon,  join Westminster Youth Ministry on 2nd September for a taste of Lisbon at their Summer Picnic. This event is aimed at any young person (12-35) in the Diocese who wasn’t able to make it to World Youth Day. It will explore the theme for World Youth Day, ‘Mary arose and went with haste’, with workshops activities, testimonies and Mass. Sign up at

Other News:

Ecumenical Lectio Divina prayer meeting: The London Catholic Worker would love to welcome you to an ecumenical Lectio Divina prayer meeting – slow, prayerful, meditative reflection and discussion of a passage of Scripture – at 7:30pm on Thursday evenings. It will be held in our chapel, the former Church of St Augustine of Canterbury on Mattison Road, Green Lanes, and will take about an hour. No experience with Lectio Divina is necessary, and refreshments will be provided afterwards.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham: Saturday 23rd September with the theme ‘Mary, Mother of the Home’. Any parishioner interested in organising a parish group please speak to Fr David asap. We will enquire whether any local parishes are organising a coach.
Westminster Youth Ministry is taking a group of 45 young people (16-25) by coach to Walsingham as part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage. The coach leaves at 7am from Westminster Cathedral, and should return around 8pm. The cost is £35, which includes the pilgrimage contribution. Sign up at Bookings are open until 16th September.

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies: The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) provides parish leaders with knowledge and understanding of theology and the Catholic faith. 88% participants recommend the course to others. Learn in person, by distance learning or online. For more information visit

Food Bank donations: As more and more people need to access food banks, we would ask anyone who is able to donate, when they can, to one of our local food banks. Contributions can be made to Holy Trinity Foodbank on Sundays between 1pm and 3:30pm. Please come to the Church Hall on Stapleton Hall Road, next to St Aidan’s School, N4 4RR, near the Albany Road junction.

Home urgently needed to rent: Tottenham Refugee Alliance is looking to secure rented accommodation suitable to house a refugee family under the Community Sponsorship Programme. We will support the landlord with upgrading suitable housing and settling the family, supporting them in all their needs to take their place in this local community. Interested landlords should contact us at

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – Sunday 19th to Monday 27th November. Route: Galilee – Jerusalem – Bethlehem. Flying from Heathrow on BA, cost for full board is £2265 per person sharing a room. Book online or call Gill at Tangney Tours 01732 886666 or Elizabeth at the Pilgrimage office 0207 798 9173

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Please pray for:

Those who are ill: Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Helen Kozlowski, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Richard Simon, Noah Purcell–Chandler, Nathalie Renford, Jackie Loivette, Michael Reid, Wendy Fairhurst, Ann Elizabeth Bennett, Joseph Lunn, Michael Hurley, Enid Samaru, Emilie Alcaraz, Ann Kozlowski-Hunt, Gabriel Brimacombe-Rand, Marie-Christine Polak, John Quinn, Frank Farrell, Peter Leung, Sr Ann Heaney.

Those who have recently died: Guiseppe Mastrogiacomo, Tom Shiels, Joan Griffith, Ernesta Christodoulou, John Quinn RIP.