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.

Vincentian Volunteers

Vincentian Volunteers are Catholic young people aged 18-35, from all over the world, who commit a year of their lives to the service of vulnerable people. During their year with us, they live in a community of three or four people and engage in voluntary work in partnership with other, well known charity organisations in order to help the impoverished, the homeless, the disabled, refugees and those suffering with addictions within the local community. We are still recruiting for 2022/23 (September 2022 to July 2023) for more details visit:

Diocesan Day for Catechists

We are sorry to say that, owing to the RMT rail strikes, we have taken the decision to postpone the Diocesan Day for Catechists next Saturday, 25 June 2022. We were greatly looking forward to being able to gather together for the first time since 2019 but we realise that it will be impossible for many of your catechists to travel to the Cathedral.
We are happy, however, to announce that the Day for Catechists will instead now take place on Saturday 12 November 2022.
Thank you to those of you who have already submitted registration forms. New registration forms will be sent out in September ahead of the new date.

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage

The Southwark Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place between 19th and 26th August. We are sad that, like most Lourdes pilgrimages this year, we have not been able to include pilgrims who need medical support. At the same time, we are delighted to be returning to Lourdes after two years of absence. Details are available at Southwark contacts: Canon Ed Perera ( and Bishop Paul Hendricks (

The Society of Friends of Westminster Cathedral

We are seeking a part-time Co-ordinator to assume responsibility for the day-to-day running of the charity. If you have strong interpersonal and organisational skills, coupled with the ability to work on your own initiative to implement the plans and actions determined by the charity’s governing Council and its subcommittees, this role may be of interest. You will be a good communicator, able to sustain engagement with our members through personal contact, written and digital channels. In addition to being able to plan and execute a range of fundraising events, you will have a keen eye for detail, enabling you to deliver the exacting level of administrative support needed for a successful membership organisation.  Full details at

St. Joseph’s Federation

As the final event in our 150th anniversary celebrations, St Joseph’s Federation is inviting all alumni to our annual Leavers’ Mass on 18 July 2022, 5:30 p.m, at Virgo Fidelis Parish. Details and RSVP form are on the school website:


We have a new vacancy for a Parent and Community Engagement Lead, to assist the school with events, marketing, parent and community liaison and school trips. Further details including the information pack and application form are on the school website. Deadline is 6 July 2022.

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: