I rejoiced when I heard them say: 'Let us go to God's house'
Psalm 121


The liturgy is the privileged setting in which God speaks to us.
Benedict XVI


Then I shall go to the altar of God, to the God of my joy ...
Psalm 43


For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.
Psalm 84


The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it
Psalm 24


Fr Luke Marappillil

Fr Luke Marappillil

May I, on behalf of the people of St. Margaret Clitherow Dulwich Wood Park, welcome you to our website.

We are a parish community in South East London with many nationalities represented within our faith family. We hope this website gives you a flavour of our parish. If you are new to the area, we’d be delighted to have you visit.

For those who wish to find out more about the sacramental life of the Church, then please peruse the relevant pages on our site. We also have some downloads (at the foot of the page) about the various administration forms for Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and so on.

Thank you and God Bless

Fr Luke Marappillil
Parish Priest



Mass Intentions

Please click here to read our newsletters, which contain the dates and times of Mass, Mass Intentions, the Order of Mass, and other useful information. If you would like a Mass intention said, please send the details via, email (, phone (020 8670 1639), or letter. The offering for the Mass can be sent to the parish account using the details in the Offertory Collection section below.

Offertory Collections

You can support our parish mission and ministry, by donating your offertory using online methods, such as Direct Payments, Standing Orders, and via the diocesan JustGiving page. The details to set up Direct Payment and Standing Orders can be obtained from Fr Luke or emailing the parish office( If you are a taxpayer and can do Gift Aid, please let us know and we will send you a form. It’s very simple, private, secure, and doesn’t cost you a penny. However, for every £1 you donate to the Church we can claim 20p back from the Tax Man.

Grief in Loss, Hope in Christ

This weekend is for those who are in mourning.  Emotions out of control feeling at a loss, this weekend is a time for you. A space for you.

Aylesford Priory 7-9th October. For enquiries please telephone Aylesford Priory 01622 717272

Vacancy: Apprenticeship at the Archdiocese of Southwark

The Archdiocese of Southwark are seeking an apprentice to work within the Fundraising & Gift Aid team in their central offices (located Lambeth North).  If you, or someone you know, would like to earn a level 3 Business Administrator Standard whilst working within a hardworking and passionate team, supporting the work of the Catholic Church in South London and Kent, please find out more by visiting:

Vacancy: Marriage Preparation Presenters

Job vacancy: a married couple, both being practising Catholics, to present 6 courses a year in various locations in South London and Kent, as well as providing cover in case of colleagues’ illness.

Salary:  £30,000 pro rata (£7,000) for the couple.  Mileage paid in addition.  All training given.

For full job description and further details, please contact

Closing date for applications: October 14.


We are looking for people to cheer on our 12 amazing and courageous participants in this year’s London Marathon on 2nd October. They are taking on all the training that goes with this, as well as raising a minimum of £1,750 each. Now the marathon is back in person, rather than virtually, we would love to have as many people as possible supporting on the day to cheer on our runners around 9am-1pm. It is a really lovely day out with an amazing atmosphere and the chance to thank our amazing team by cheering and motivating them as they come past Mile 11 (near to Rotherhithe Station). If anyone would like to support us it would be greatly appreciated, and they are welcome to bring friends and family along too!

Power, Treason and Plot in Tudor England:
Margaret Clitherow an Elizabethan Saint

For those interested in the life and times surrounding Margaret Clitherow, there is a new book available by historian Tony Morgan.

Tony is an Associate Professor at the University of Leeds, and having lived near York for 30 years, is fascinated by the city’s history. He’s written three historical novels and delivers historical talks about two of York’s most famous former residents, Guy Fawkes and Margaret Clitherow.

For more details about the book, please visit your favourite bookshop, or click on the link below: