Catford, St John the Baptist, Catford

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Welcome to St John the Baptist, Catford!
We are a thriving Church of England parish church located between Lewisham and Bromley. We worship in the modern catholic tradition and seek to serve all in our local community through a range of outreach activities and events. We are part of the Catford (Southend) and Downham Team which has four churches, each with a distinctive ethos and pattern of worship. Our main service is the Parish Mass on Sunday morning at 1030. This involves servers, incense, great music and is open to all. 
Most Sundays we also run Children's Church in three age groups in the hall and we have many children involved throughout our church activities. We also run weekday groups for Mums and Toddlers, a very popular Senior Social Club, Mother's Union, ClayPlay, Storytime and have weekday Masses.
We have close links with our Church of England primary school which is next door and also with other key local stakeholders including Phoenix Community Housing Association
Do please have a look through our website and email me if you have any queries including for baptisms and weddings We have an excellent large hall and kitchen for hire, immediately next to the church (See 'Contact' page for details of booking).
Fr Martin Thomas
Team Rector

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The Revd Dr Martin Thomas
The Rectory
353 Bromley Road
London SE6 2RP
0208 698 8206 (Fr Martin Thomas) or 07460 257103 (Team Rector)

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Parish Mass
Parish Mass with hymns, servers, incense. Children's Church each week except first Sunday of the month which is all-age.
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Incense Common Worship


Evening Prayer
Every Monday at 5:00 PM for 20 minutes


Said Mass
Simple said Mass
Every Tuesday at 8:30 AM


Morning Prayer
Every Wednesday at 8:30 AM for 20 minutes
Said Mass
Said Mass with sermon followed by coffee and tea
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM
Refreshments Common Worship
Evening Prayer
Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM for 20 minutes


Said Mass
Simple said Mass with Bible Study of the day's Gospel over refreshments afterwards.
Every Thursday at 11:00 AM
Refreshments Common Worship



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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 686
Built: 1928
Architect: C Nicholson
Our Patron: The Bishop
Archdeaconry: LEWISHAM and GREENWICH (373)
Deanery: EAST LEWISHAM (37303)
Benefice: Catford (Southend) and Downham (37/151BL)
Parish Legal Name: Catford (Southend) and Downham (370262 )
CofE Church Info: (637262 37/262)
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The current editor is: Fr Martin Thomas

This page was last updated on Thursday 10th November 2016
Catford, St John the Baptist : Bromley Road, Catford, Greater London, SE6 2RP

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