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, Soundcloud, and Twitter.

HOMILIES:
Fr Francis’ homily for Pentecost: textaudio
Previous homilies and other parish recordings are available here.

READINGS:
The Mass readings for today can be read at Universalis.
An audio version of the Sunday readings can be heard here.

HOLY MASS LIVESTREAM:
Sacred Heart, Caterham has Holy Mass daily at 10am (Sundays 9am) here.
St Mary’s, West Croydon has Holy Mass daily at 10am (Sundays 12.15pm) here.
Some suggestions on how to “go to Mass online” are provided here.
Spiritual communion (the “what” and the “how”) is explained here.
Ideas and resources for Sunday prayer with children 
here.

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PUBLIC LITURGIES ARE SUSPENDED and THE CHURCH BUILDING IS CLOSED
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.