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, 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.

In light of the news from the Government and guidelines received from the Bishops Conference, social distancing measures will be removed from the Church as of Monday 19th July, HOWEVER, masks and hand sanitisation MUST still be observed. As everyone will still be wearing masks, congregational singing is now permitted.

Please note when attending Mass 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, or use the QR Code on the poster in the lobby.
  • Wear a face mask during Mass.
  • Sanitise Hands on entry and exit to the Church.

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 can be obtained from the parish office.

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.

Use of the Hall

In consultation with the Finance Committee via email, the parish secretary and Praetorium (our hall booking managers), I have decided the hall will not be used for general social functions for the time being. It can be used for Church liturgy, such as First Holy Communion and Confirmation. It may also be used for small receptions of a few hours, related to a Marriage or Baptism being undertaken in the Church, but there MUST BE a designated person responsible for undertaking COVID requirements.


Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis (formally Centre for Catholic Formation)

Supporting parishes in terms of evangelisation, catechesis and formation, is the work of the Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis which celebrated its first anniversary this month (September 2021). If you would like to find out more on the courses, resources and support they offer please visit the website; follow them on various social media platforms @aecsouthwark or subscribe to their free monthly newsletter:

The Archbishop’s Certificate

Do you wish to learn more about the Faith that you profess each week at Mass, and share it confidently with those you love? If so, please consider registering for the new Archbishop’s Certificate today. More information on this two-year blended learning course (which starts on 9th October 2021) can be found on the Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis website:

Evangelium Online

The Evangelium Online Course from the AEC is a full refresher and overview of the Catholic faith led by Fr Marcus Holden (co-author of Evangelium). Each session is ‘live’ with opportunities for discussion and questions. There are optional follow-up activities and further reading links provided and a certificate of completion is given by the Agency. To register for this FREE course, beginning 26th September please visit:

Bible Timeline Course with Mauro Iannicelli

THE BIBLE TIMELINE COURSE: Understand the Bible from start to finish, the Old and New Testament, with this FREE OF CHARGE, worldwide-famous course delivered online LIVE by Mauro Iannicelli. Starts Wed 29th September 2021. Eight Wednesday sessions (7pm-8:40pm). Info & Registration:

Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies is an internationally recognised course which looks to provide teachers and others with the tools to effectively understand the Catholic Faith. If you would like to participate in this eight-module course (either as a full student or simply attending the course without completing the assignments) please find out more or register via:

Some Definite Service

The Church is made up of people and so is Some Definite Service – Catechists, Formators, Evangelisers, Deanery Mentors, Parish Leads. It is the goal and intention of the Agency and the archdiocese to invest time and energy in all involved in Some Definite Service, to ensure that those working in ministry are supported and do not feel isolated. Are you being called to be part of this network in a particular way? For more information, please visit:

Autumn Catechists Meeting

Are you a parish catechist? Or interested in catechesis? Join the Dr Mark Nash and the Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis (AEC) as we explore the new Directory for Catechesis which was published earlier this year. On Wednesday 22nd September at 7:30pm on Zoom we will look at the new Directory and what it is has to say to us about our parish catechetical ministry. Register for the zoom link here;

The Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission Autumn Assembly 2021 entitled ‘COP26

What next?’ in a continued response to the huge environment issues of our time. At Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Brixton Hill, Saturday 20th November from 10am onwards.  Entrance is free.  Everyone welcome.  Email to reserve your place. Please bring a packed lunch.  Tea and coffee provided.

St Joseph’s 150th Anniversary (1872-2022): Fireworks Display on 3rd November (a family friendly event).

Do bring along family and friends. Copies of the school prospectus available in the narthex. (All details on School’s website):

Catholic Universe and Catholic Times Readers

If you are unable to collect your paper at Mass you can now get it delivered direct to your home every week POST FREE (IT’S QUICK AND IT’S SIMPLE) just go to or call us on 0161 820 5722 and we will arrange delivery for you.

SPECIAL OFFER 3 MONTHS :-                £25.00

SPECIAL OFFER  12 Months:-                   £99.00

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All papers are COVID safe and packed in a sterile component.

Digital copies and subscriptions are now available at or contact or call 01403 754808. You can view a free version by clicking here.

We have also launched Christian Gifts online, selling The Faith Companion candle, rosaries, journals, and a skincare range made by Benedictine monks. A free edition is available to “taste and see” at Please consider supporting our work for the Church and please pray we ask for our journey”