Our Lady & St Philip Neri RC Church, Sydenham
Our Lady & St.Philip Neri Church
Our Lady & St Philip Neri RC Church
Mass Intentions
Our Lady & St Philip Neri RC Church, Sydenham - Sanctuary

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.

Mass Times

We, the people, may not be able to celebrate Mass together, with Father, but we can celebrate together in spirit.

Mass will be celebrated with the church building closed, at the following times, so please join in with the Daily Prayer at these times, or alternatively watch the LIVE-STREAM below. The LIVE-STREAM will only be available whilst Mass is being said, so please do not be late:

Monday 25 th 9.30 am Peter Totts RIP
St. Bede the Venerable, Priest & Doctor of the Church
Tuesday 26 th 9.30 am Andrew Benson Greene RIP
St. Philip Neri, Priest
Wednesday 27 th 9.30 am Michael Lynch RIP
St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop
Thursday 28 th 9.30 am Satasha Lewis RIP
Friday 29 th 9.30 am Patrick Glynn RIP
Saturday 30 th 6:30 pm Joseph Hogan RIP
Pentecost Sunday
Sunday 31 st 9.30 am Sheila and Patrick O’Driscall RIP
Pentecost National Rosary Relay Rally

Sunday May 31st, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Our hour starts at 3 p.m.

"The Holy Rosary is not only a weapon to put to flight the enemies of God and of Religion but, above all, it fosters and nourishes the Gospel virtues. And in the first place, it reanimates the Catholic faith by contemplation of the divine mysteries and improves our understanding of the truths revealed by God."

Pope Pius XI, 1937 "Ingravescentibus malis"

Each Diocese/Eparchy/Ordinariate from Scotland, Wales, and England has been allocated a 'Rosary Hour'. Ours is 3 p.m.

Raise awareness and let there rise up across the UK and beyond a great ROAR in prayer before the Throne of God for conversion, help, protection and deliverance from this global pandemic and much more. What Our Lady of the Rosary did in Lepanto in 1571 she will do for us if we have the faith to believe! Do we?

Our Rosary on the Coast Team are certain that Our Lady of the Rosary will obtain a great grace from God for these Isles in God's time.

The Blessings of our Bishops are coming in by the hour and many dioceses are going all out to promote their "Rosary Hour" with some of the Bishops leading their Diocese in the Rosary at their allocated time.

The hour for our diocese is 3 p.m. so please share, share, share!

Most of all Save the Date, the Hour and the Time!

Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to pray the Rosary in their family homes during the month of May, especially when the Pandemic is making us aware of the value of our families and making it possible for us to pray together in lockdown at home.
He encourages simple Rosaries and joining online Rosary initiatives to pray to Our Lady for deliverance from Covid-19 and he has composed two prayers for this intention.

"The Psalter of the Most Holy Virgin which we pray in order to placate God's anger and implore her intercession."

April 1573 - Pope Gregory XIII "Monete Apostolos"

In Jesus we TRUST
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us
Our Lady help of Christians, come to our aid!
St. Joseph, patron & protector of the Universal Church, pray for us
Saints of our Isles, pray for us


This live-stream will only be available whilst Mass is being said at the above times.

Offertory Collections

A HUGE thank you to everyone for their electronic offertory collections. Those of you who already had, or have recently set up, direct payments or standing orders, are financially keeping our Church afloat, and we are eternally grateful.
We would love more parishioners to provide their offertory contributions by electronic means, so if you can set up a direct payment or standing order here are the details...

Sort Code: 60-21-12
Account Number: 37298445

We also want to give a HUGE thank you to those who have donated by envelope. The monies will take longer to arrive into out account, but everything helps.

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.

However, for those who cannot use electronic payments, you can still post donations to the parish house.

All the details you need are given in the Donations section at the bottom of this website, but please do remember, whichever method your use please put STIPEND- then, your Surname followed by your Gift Aid number (if applicable), so we can understand the entries as they come through on our bank statements.
For example: STIPEND-PEARCE-999

If you use the 'JustGiving' method, you also need to state that your donation is for 'Our Lady & St. Philip Neri - Sydenham'.

Gift Aid Envelopes

Although we do have the new Gift Aid envelopes which are usually distributed at this time, we unable to use them in the current climate. We therefore, ask that you resort to making electronic payments as detailed above

Thank you all, for your kind generosity.

Coronavirus - A book for children
Coronavirus - A book for children

This is a free book, so please download, and feel free to share.

Nosy Crow, an award-winning, small independent children's book publisher, published this book to meet the needs of children and their families. No one involved in the production of the book was paid anything for their work.

Daily Prayer

You may find it helpful to prepare a space, as focus for your prayer.

This might include a crucifix, icon or another holy image, and a lighted candle.

Useful Resources

Many of you know Joe & Pauline Apicella. They have been working with the Kairos Forum to produce material for people with learning difficulties who cannot attend Mass at present. This material uses both signs and symbols and can be found on the Kairos website under SPACE.

Click here to view.


Southwark Catholic Youth Service has launched a YouTube channel and produced a short mini-series ‘Christ is Alive’. The bite size videos follow the reflections of Matthew,
Fletcher, Martha and Niamh on Pope Francis' document Christus Vivit.
The series consists of 6 x 2min videos, each with questions for reflection and supporting resources.
We invite young people to focus on staying spiritually healthy and to ponder some of the big questions about life, through journaling, Lectio Divina and prayer.

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognise that this time of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every person in our countries. Those who are sick, and their families, are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love.

Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes all over our lands are giving exceptional service to those who are vulnerable at this time.

In order to show a spiritual solidarity with all those who are involved in the ways described above, each week from next Thursday, a Catholic Bishop will celebrate Mass in their Cathedral which will be live-streamed for people to join.

This will take place every Thursday at 7pm.

Click here for the schedule with links.

Mary shows the way to Jesus

Archbishop John Wilson invites us to join him in prayer

Worship From Home

A film from the Catholic Bishop's Conference about worship from home.

Radio Maria England

There is a live broadcast of Mass, daily, on the DAB radio channel Radio Maria. It can also be accessed online by clicking here.

Live-streamed Mass and Spiritual Communion within the Diocese

Several Parishes within the Archdiocese live-stream Mass each weekend. We have compiled a list of those that currently do so, along with links to each stream.

Click here to view.

Live-streamed Mass and Spiritual Communion outside the Diocese

Externally to the Diocese, The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham offers a 12 noon Mass each day, whilst Church Services TV and MCN Media also offer Masses from around the country, and indeed, Europe.

CAFOD Children's Liturgy

Young people are very much at ease with the internet. Whilst we cannot gather together physically, we are still able to come together as a community in prayer. To this end we are pleased to share that CAFOD are holding a Children's Liturgy of the Word in the form of a webinar, each Sunday between 10 - 10.15 am

Click here to go to the CAFOD webinar (sign up) / download Children's Prayer Resources

Stations of the Cross

In these difficult times it is often helpful to turn to time-honoured practices of prayer in the Catholic tradition. For centuries Catholics have united their sufferings with the Passion of Christ through praying the Stations of the Cross. Our Vicar General, Monsignor Matthew Dickens, wrote these meditations in 2009 and they were subsequently published by the Carmelite Press in 2012. Monsignor Dickens has kindly offered them as a source of comfort and reassurance in the weeks and months ahead.

Click here to view.

Catholic Bishops' Conference

The God Who Speaks

Prayer to Mary By Pope Francis

Lent in Isolation (online and on Facebook)

Christ Covid Community (Facebook)
created by members of the Bishops’ Conference Spirituality Group

The Tablet

Redemptorist Publications Online Mass
Holy Mass Online

In response to the decision that all public Masses are to cease, Redemptorist Publications are delighted to be able to bring the Sunday Holy Mass, celebrated by Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R. into your home every Sunday.

We pray that this will enable the faithful to feel connected, to their faith and church community, during this difficult time.

Click here to watch.

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Cash Donations

Please use the weekly Offertory collections during Mass to make cash donations.

Donations via Cheque

Please make any cheque donations payable to:
Please either place in the
weekly Offertory collection
during Mass, or post through the
parish house door in an
envelope clearly stating the
purpose of your donation.

Standing Order


Please instruct your bank to
make a standing order to:
Sort Code: 60-21-12
Account Number: 37298445

Gift Aid

If you are a UK tax payer this
is a way of increasing your
donation by 25% at no cost
to yourself.
Click here to download a form, and post through the parish house door once completed.

Our Lady & St. Philip Neri RC Church

208 Sydenham Road

0208 778 9460

Parish Priest

Fr Regis Rubaya

Parish Secretary

Steve Pearce

Available Monday to Friday, 9.00am to Noon

A Charitable Incorporated Organisation – Registered Incorporated Charity Number 1173050

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