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


Mass Intentions

If you would like a Mass intention said, please send the details via, email, phone, or letter.

020 8670 1639

The offering for the Mass can be sent to the parish account using the details in the Offertory Collection section below.

Mass Times

Our Church is now open for Mass (Mass Times are now available in our newsletter).

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Please note when attending Church everyone MUST:

  • Complete an NHS Track & Trace card each time you attend either Mass. You can print this out at Home (click here to download) and bring it with you or complete one at the door of the Church.
  • Wear a face mask during Mass.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 1 metre plus in Church and 2 metres outside of Church.

Please read this page before coming to Church.


Live-Stream in now available during Mass, and within the Recording tab below.

Offertory Collections

At this difficult time, you can continue to 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 are:

Account Name: St Margaret Clitherow Dulwich Wood Park

Sort Code: 60-50-01

Account Number: 40774392

Please do let us know if you are starting a Direct Payment or Standing Order by emailing Father Luke at:

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.

Cathedral Administration Vacancies

As a result of a recent restructure we are looking to appoint two part time vacancies.  Reporting to the Cathedral Manager, each job has their own specific responsibilities but some are shared and we would expect them to provide cover for each other.

The first role will have a financial bias and be responsible for up-to-date and time critical maintenance of the Diocesan finance system AiQ.  In addition, it will be responsible for payment of invoices, clergy stipends, stole fees and expenses.  The role will also provide support to the clergy in respect of the administration necessary for the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and secretarial/admin support to the Music Dept.

The second role will have responsibility for all administration relating to the booking of the Cathedral and the Amigo Hall and managing the requirements of groups once they have booked.  The role will also provide support to the clergy in respect of the administration necessary for the sacraments of Marriage, Confirmation and RCIA.  Additionally, it will provide support to the Gift Aid Organiser (ensuring contributions are recorded etc.).

As part of a small team both job holders will be expected to work positively together and act as the first point of contact for the Cathedral, answering the phone and greeting/providing hospitality to visitors.  In addition, both will also provide general secretarial support to the Dean, clergy, Cathedral Manger and other lay cathedral staff as required.  This support will range from producing correspondence, maintaining social media and ensuring house supplies are maintained.

Previous secretarial/administration experience is essential in both jobs.  Additionally, the first role will require proven financial experience ideally with some knowledge of AIQ.  The successful candidates will be fully conversant with current Microsoft Office software such as Outlook, Word and Excel and be generally comfortable with social media and IT.  Some knowledge of data protection and safeguarding would also be useful.  Excellent communication skills and a positive, flexible attitude are also essential.

Each role will be for approximately 20 hours per week and some overlap of days will be required.  Salary range will be £14,000 – £17,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

If you would like to apply for this position please email your CV to Tricia Gilbride, Cathedral Manager, by the closing date of 1st September 2020.  Please do not apply for these roles if you do not have current permission to work in the UK.

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Coronavirus - A book for children

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Nosy Crow, an award-winning, small independent children’s book publisher, published this book to meet the needs of children and their families. No one involved in the production of the book was paid anything for their work.

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Coronavirus (COVID–19) Pandemic

Following the national guidance of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, there will be no public celebrations of Mass and other services/activities (First Holy Communion classes, Confirmation classes, Mothers’ Day celebrations etc.) in our church from Saturday 21st March 2020, until further notice.

Following the Prime Minister’s address last night (23 March 2020), Archbishop John Wilson has given the mandate that, with immediate effect, without any exceptions, all our churches and chapels across the Archdiocese must remain closed to the public until further notice.
In order to implement this fully, and embrace the ‘stay at home’ policy, the private celebrations of Mass, which may continue behind closed doors, must now be celebrated by the priest alone, without servers, readers or cantors.

We have put together a collection of useful resources, from live streaming Mass to Children’s Liturgy. Click here to view.

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