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

Please refer to our Newsletter for Mass Times and Intentions. Please note everyone attending MUST:

  1. Wear a face mask during Mass.
  2. Maintain social distancing of at least 1 metre in the Church, and 2 metres outside of Church.
  3. 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.

Please read this page before coming to 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.

An App for Mass

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.

First Holy Communion - 2021

Please click here to download the form to apply for First Holy Communion 2021.


Live Streaming will be available during Mass Times.

Tap to Donate

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 either the Offertory or Second Collection, 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 by clicking on the button below.

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.

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'.

Thank you all, for your kind generosity.

Catholic History Walks - September 2020

All welcome…no need to book, just turn up! We suggest a donation of £10 for each Walk.

Wear suitable shoes and clothes – we walk whatever the weather! We maintain social distancing. More information at: www.catholichistorywalks.com

Sunday September 6th, 6.00 pm (after 5.30 pm Mass) steps of Westminster Cathedral London SW1P 1LT. Nearest tube: Victoria. We will explore Westminster, Whitehall, and St James Park.

Tuesday September 8th, 7.00 pm, (after 6.00 pm Mass), meet at St Dominic's Priory, Southampton Road London NW5 4LB. Nearest tube: Belsize Park. We will learn about the Garden of the Luminous Mysteries, and walk to Hampstead Heath, encountering the forgotten Fleet River, and the story of Gospel Oak.

Friday September 11th, 7.00 pm, (after 6.00 pm Mass) meet at St Dominic's Priory, Southampton Road London NW5 4LB . Nearest tube: Belsize Park. We will learn about the Garden of the Luminous Mysteries, and walk to Hampstead Heath, encountering the forgotten Fleet River,and the story of Gospel Oak.

Tuesday September 15th, 6.00 pm (after 5.30 pm Mass), on the steps of Westminster Cathedral Londson SW1P 1LT after the 5.30pm Mass. We will explore Westminster, Whitehall, and St James Park.

Sunday September 20th, 4.00 pm, by the main door of St George’s Cathedral, Southwark. Nearest tube: Waterloo or Lambeth North. We will discover Southwark’s story and walk to Lambeth Palace and the river.

Sunday September 27th, 3.00 pm, St Elizabeth's Church, The Vineyard, Richmond TW10 6AQ. Nearest tube/overground: Richmond. We will learn about Henry VII, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and walk along the Thames to St John Henry Newman's childhood home at Ham.

The Catholic History Walks are organised by an independent Catholic voluntary group and the walks are led by Catholic writer Joanna Bogle, We are happy to organise a school, parish organisation, etc. Just contact us: chwalkslondon@gmail.com

Knights of St Columba

Click on the button below to download the latest newsletter from the Knights of St. Columba.

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.

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.

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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