On behalf of the Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of Southwark, I wish to express my profound sorrow at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
In union with the entire nation, we mourn the loss of not only an esteemed and respected member of the Royal Family, but also a man who exemplified the very best qualities of courage, fortitude and loyalty. Although born into a very different world, his example and witness leave us, here in this present age, with a lasting and enduring legacy of the timeless paradigm of duty and service.
In this season of Eastertide, when we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and his victory over death, we pray that His Royal Highness will rest in peace and rise in glory. We also remember in our prayers Her Majesty the Queen and all members of the Royal Family at this sad time, offering to them our sincerest condolences.
Archbishop John Wilson
Colin will be buried on Thursday 22 April.
The service will be held at St Mary's Church, Chislehurst, with Fr Francis, and Fr Luke co-celebrating, at 12 noon. He will be buried later that afternoon at Hither Green Cemetery.
The funeral procession will slow down outside Our Lady & St Philip Neri Church and School around 10.40am for those wishing to pay their respects, since COVID restrictions apply to the number of attendees at funerals.
Please remember Colin on this day and pray for his widow and two children.
If you would like a Mass intention said, please send the details via, email, phone, or letter.
0208 778 9460
The offering for the mass can be sent to the parish account using the details in the Donations section at the bottom of the website.
Please note that whilst we are within this current lockdown the parish secretary will only be available in the parish office on Friday mornings between 9 am and 12 noon.
6:30 pm (Vigil Mass of Sunday)
9.30 am - Mass is followed by Exposition, Divine Mercy Devotion and Benediction.
9.30 am and 8:00 pm
9.00 - 9.25 am
6.00 - 6.25 pm
9.00 - 9.25 am
9.00 - 9.25 am
Confession can also be arranged by appointment.
By appointment, please note that Weddings require 5/6 months’ notice.
Please note everyone attending MUST:
- Wear a face mask during Mass.
- Maintain social distancing of at least 1 metre in the Church, and 2 metres outside of Church.
- Complete a NHS Test and Trace form. (Click here to print)
For those using the NHS COVID-19 App, you can now scan the QR Code on the poster, on the two noticeboards as you enter Church.
Our Newsletters also have our order of service, which you can view by clicking here. Although, paper copies are discouraged at this time, there are copies at the back of Church for those who do not have access to online facilities.
Please take one if you need one, but please take them home with you and DO NOT return it to the pile. Thank you.
During this time we are unable to use our Mass books. However, Fr Regis has given permission for people to use the Universalis App on their mobile phone during Mass, so long as the phone is put on silent. The Universalis App can be downloaded from both Android and Apple stores, and costs £10.99.
Live Streaming will be available during Mass Times.
Tap to Donate is a new initiative promoted by our Diocese.
In the foyer of the Church, there is now a contactless card payment machine, which works just like those in the shops.
All you need do is select the Offertory, Second Collection or Mass Offering, an amount on the screen (or choose your own amount), and tap your card on top of the unit. If your donation is more than £45 you will need to put your card in the machine and enter your PIN.
You can request a receipt if you wish, which will be emailed to you.
If you are a tax payer, please sign up to Gift Aid as we will be able to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. It makes a huge difference to us.
Everything you can do on the contactless card payment machine in the Church, you can do online by clicking on the button below.
With the current concern of the transmission of the coronavirus through the exchange of cash and cheques, we strongly encourage those that can to make use of electronic payments. We have the online, Tap to Donate facility, as well as a card payment machine in the foyer of the Church. You can also set up a standing order with your bank.
Please instruct your bank to
make a standing order to:
RCAS - ST PHILIP NERI SYDENHAM
If you cannot make use of electronic payments please use the weekly offertory collections during Mass to make cash/cheque donations, making any cheques payable to:
RCAS ST PHILIP NERI SYDENHAM.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PRIESTS AND DEACONS OF THE FUTURE
Pray - for vocations to the Priesthood.
Encourage - those who have the calling, give them the courage to say 'Yes'.
Donate - to support the cost of training men to the Roman Catholic Priesthood and Diaconate.
The priesthood has been essential to the life of the Church from the time of Jesus to today.
In costs £30,000 a year, for six years, to sponsor each seminarian. We therefore rely on your generosity of heart to fund our Priests of Tomorrow. Thank you.
0207 960 2504
Send a cheque (RCAS - Priests Training Fund) to:
Priest Training Fund,
59 Westminster Bridge Road,
London, SE1 7JE