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

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.

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.

The Archbishop’s Certificate

The Archbishop’s Certificate (ArchCert) is an online course for all in Southwark who wish to know their catholic faith more deeply. Participants will take a two-year journey through the Church’s teaching to understand their faith in a more profound way and be able to share it with both confidence and joy. The course will commence on 9th October 2021 with an online introduction and the cost will be £365 per year (with potential assistance from your parish). Registration must be completed in advance. Further details can be found by visiting:

Knights of St Columba

Young People’s Virtual Seminar 2021

Tuesday 10th August – 8.45 am


  • Laudato Si – Young People and the Environment
  • Mental Health, Faith and Young People
  • Understanding Canon Law
  • Knife Crime, its consequences from a Judicial perspective
  • Understanding Finance
  • Understanding Religious Life and Religious Orders

For an application form please email: or go to

ADMISSIONS NOW OPEN at The Federation of St Joseph’s Junior, Infant and Nursery Schools

St Joseph’s is a two-form entry primary and nursery school providing an outstanding education to children in an inclusive community guided by the Gospel values, traditions and beliefs of the Catholic faith.

We instil in our pupils self-belief, resilience, a ‘can-do’ attitude, confidence to learn from mistakes and the recognition that they will go on to achieve much more.

We have the largest grounds of any school in our area and provide generous support to our pupils, recognising that by working together, we can help every child achieve their full potential.

Our nursery offers 30-hours of free childcare per week and our students have gone on to prestigious secondary schools such as Bishop Thomas Grant as well as winning scholarships to Dulwich College, Whitgift, JAGS, Alleyns and the Girls Day Trust Schools.

To book for personalised tours and events, go to the school admissions page or contact the school office:​ 020 8653 7195



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.

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

DIGITAL COPY:- 12 Months:                     £55.00



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”

Coronavirus – A book for children

Coronavirus - A book for children

Coronavirus – A book for children

This is a free book, so please download, and feel free to share.

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.

Click here to Read / Download


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