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


Rest in Peace

Adrian Okine

Adrian’s pre-funeral Mass went very well on Saturday. The family, and Fr Luke, would like to convey their gratitude toward all those who attended, and for all those who gave a donation. A special thank you to Selina Akuaku who helped greatly with the organisation of matters.

Mass Intentions

Public Mass resumes from Wednesday, 2nd December with the usual Coronavirus cautions and restrictions.

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.

Saturday 28st November 06.30 pm Tarlia Siyanga (Birthday Blessing)
The first Mass of Sunday
Sunday 29th November 10.30 am People of the Parish
Monday 30th November 10.00 am Deceased friends and members of the Baily Family
St. Andrew, Apostle
Tuesday 1st December 10.00 am Special Intention
Wednesday 2nd December
10.00 am Vincente Leite RIP
Mass followed by Exposition, Adoration, Rosary and Benediction
Thursday 3rd December 10.00 am Fr. Luke’s Intention
St. Francis Xavier
Friday 4th December 10.00 am Gordon Heald (Wellbeing)
Mass followed by Exposition, Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction
Saturday 5th December 06.30 pm Adrian Okine RIP (Funeral Day)
The first Mass of Sunday
Sunday 6th December 10.30 am Constance Tan RIP (2nd Anniversary)

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.
  • 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.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Junior, Infant and Nursery School

The Federation of St Joseph’s Catholic Junior, Infant and Nursery Schools is holding open days for prospective parents on the following dates:

0930 am – 1:00 pm on 17 October, 7 November, 21 November and 5 December

Please telephone the office to register your interest as we need to adhere to the recommended guidance on numbers attending.

Infant office – 020 8670 2385

Junior office – 020 8653 7195



Assistant Head Position 

Salary: L2 -L9

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term:  temporary

Closing date: 30th   November 2020

Interviews:  6th – 8th  December

Start date:  Spring term

The Federation of St Joseph’s Catholic Junior, Infant & Nursery Schools wish to recruit an Assistant Head, to join our strongly motivated and friendly team. We are looking for a dynamic, highly skilled professional who can inspire, engage and motivate students to reach their full potential.     You will need to be enthusiastic and committed to offering an outstanding teaching experience for the children and an engaging curriculum to promote high standards.  You will share the responsibilities of the Senior Leadership team and your role will include a specific focus on improving academic standards. There is the opportunity to make a noticeable impact on student attainment and achievement through your fresh ideas and motivational skills.

The position would suit candidates with experience of leading a phase, year group or subject with demonstrable success.  We actively welcome new ideas and creativity and If you have initiative, enthusiasm and ambition we would encourage you to apply for this post.

We are fortunate to have extensive school grounds with a Forest zone, providing pupils in all key stages with opportunities for outdoor and creative learning.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be committed to promoting the Catholic ethos of the school
  • Be an excellent practitioner with experience of being a role model/coach to others
  • Have high expectations of all children and be able to inspire and motivate
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Be able to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Be willing to contribute to the wider life of the school

We can offer you:

  • Effective professional development opportunities
  • Support to accelerate your career
  • A comprehensive, market-leading induction and ongoing training programme
  • A vibrant school with high standards and expectations
  • Children who are happy, responsive and eager to learn

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of our children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. The school is also committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

Visits to the school are welcomed once current Government guidelines have been reviewed.

Further details are available from our School Business Manager, Mr Dave Navarro on, Tel: 020 8653 7195

Completed application forms should be e-mailed to

Closing date: Monday, 30th  November    1

Interview date:  6th – 8th December

Starting date:  Spring Term 2021

School Website:

Catholic Universe and Catholic Times Readers

At the moment you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, but you can get it delivered direct to your home every week, POST FREE.  Please go to or call on 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you. SPECIAL OFFER: 3 Months – £22.00 or 12 Months – £80.00.

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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