Welcome

Welcome

St John the Baptist in Purley is a Catholic Christian parish made up of people from many countries who gather to worship God in spirit and truth, and who strive to witness to His love in the world. Located in the London Borough of Croydon, we are part of the Archdiocese of Southwark. You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

HOMILY: Canon John’s homily for Palm Sunday: text – audio

READINGS: the Mass readings for the day can be found on Universalis.

MASSES ONLINE: some local parishes which are livestreaming Masses include:

Sacred Heart, Caterham [9am Sunday Mass]
St Mary’s, Croydon [various; consult schedule]
St Michael’s, Mitcham [11am Sunday Mass]

How to “go to Mass” when viewing a livestream: here.
Making Sunday special when you can’t get to Mass: here.
Spiritual communion – what it is and how to make one: here.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: a recording of prayers and meditations by the parish’s St Gerard’s Society is available on the parish Soundcloud.

THE CHURCH IS CLOSED AND PUBLIC LITURGIES ARE SUSPENDED due to the public health situation, in accordance with the instructions given by Archbishop John Wilson. The priests of the parish continue to offer Mass privately for your intentions. They may be contacted by telephone on 020 8660 3815, or by e-mail on johnweatherill@rcaos.org.uk or francismurphy@rcaos.org.uk.