Parish Groups

Knights of Saint Columba


The Knights of Saint Columba is a Catholic fraternal service organisation and the largest of its kind in Britain.

Founded in Glasgow in 1919, it is named in honour of Saint Columba, a Christian missionary from Ireland who helped to introduce Christianity to people in Northern Britain.

We are dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity and have more than 4,000 members in over 300 Councils across England, Scotland and Wales. Membership is limited to practising Catholic men aged 16 or older.

We exist to support the mission and doctrine of the Catholic Church and at the same time to work for the “spiritual and material good of its members and their families”.

We are a founder member of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights. (I.A.C.K.)

We follow the social teachings of the Catholic Church and work for the moral and social welfare of our communities and in particular to help the development of young people. Our members strive to achieve all these aims through Charity, Unity and Fraternity.

We are organised locally into Councils. The local one which covers five of the parishes in Sutton Deanery, is East Surrey Council 237, which was formed in 1931. Our meeting place is in Holy Cross Parish but we currently meet jointly with neighbouring Worcester Park Council 328 meeting monthly at St Christopher’s, Cheam who cover the other parishes of the Deanery.

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Union of Catholic Mothers


The current Union of Catholic Mothers has been in existence at Holy Cross for nearly 25 years, meeting every 3rd Wednesday in the month in the Parish Centre at 20:00.  The meeting is preceded by a Mass twice a year, in January and in September.

The UCM is a caring, sharing organisation and we come together as friends, sitting as a large group with Mary Thomson (President), Tina Pletts (Treasurer) and Elaine Bruton (Secretary).  Our activities include fundraising and preparing food especially for the First Holy Communions in June and the  Seniors Spring Party.  We have organised quizzes, beetle drives, and an afternoon Tea at the Ritz; we used to run an annual Christmas Fayre but more recently we have instead organised a Christmas Hamper Raffle to raise funds for charity.  We arrange speakers and demonstrations.

 Objects of the UCM

1    To help Catholic married women to appreciate the Sacramental character, responsibilities and permanence of marriage, and to live in unselfish love observing the laws of God and His Church.

2    To assist them to bring up their children as practising Catholics and public-spirited citizens.

3    To teach and defend Christian values in family life and to ensure for their children Catholic education.

4    To offer love, sympathy and practical help to the family in difficulty.

5    To foster vocations in life especially in Christian marriage and family life, in the priesthood and in the religious life.

All women in the parish are welcome to join us
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in church hall. If you are Interested in attending please get in touch for further information or just come along. We would warmly welcome any new members to the Group.

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Parents, Babies and Toddlers Group

We meet every Monday (term time only) 9.15 – 11.00 am in the Parish centre. There are a variety of toys, books and activities including crafts and Play-Doh. There is also a baby area for the youngest children. Tea and coffee are available; with toast,
fruit and a drink for the children. Each session ends with songtime. It is a popular group but space sometimes limits entry. A £1.50 contribution per child over 6 months helps towards the Group’s running costs. Volunteer’s to help with the teas and with running the group are always welcome. ( currently suspended due to restrictions)

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Mum’s Cafec

Mum’s Cafe open 9.15 till 12.00 on Fridays( term time only & closed during Lent)
A place for mum to relax bring a friend, you can dance or chat.
Sip fresh brewed coffee, tea and have home made Patisserie.
£2 entry, kids are welcome.
Church Flower Team                                     

We are a group of ladies who love ‘doing’ flowers.

We work to a rota arranging the flowers on a Friday or Saturday morning, singly or in pairs depending on the work involved, but all teaming up for Christmas and Easter.

We love to plan appropriate foliage and flowers to match the Church’s seasons.  Weddings are also big occasions and we can offer to make bridal bouquets, corsages and buttonholes and many other arrangements for the big day.  We are also able to offer a similar service for funerals and baptisms.

Advent and Lent are times for a break from flowers to suit these penitential seasons, and this allows the Church to almost literally blossom at both Christmas and Easter.

For more information use the contact form on the website

Prayer Group

The prayer group has met throughout the Covid-19 pandemic by using Zoom technology and we plan to continue to meet in that way. Members come from within Holy Cross Church as well as parishes in the Deanery. We follow Lectio Divina (divine reading) by reading the Gospel passage for the following Sunday and reflect on the message it contains. We pray for the needs of our parishes, family and the wider world. We meet every second Monday on Zoom at 8 p.m. for one hour only.
For more details on how to join contact Matthew David on 07920 788949or email
The Catenians
The Catenians are an association of Catholic laymen who are committed to their Faith, their families, to those in need and to each other.  Our primary purpose is to establish a network of friends, which enhances their family life, strengthens their Faith and sustains them in difficult times.  We support each other, the Church, young people and those in need.  Our friendships are developed by meeting together on a monthly basis for prayer and social interaction and at a variety of social events throughout the year that bring together our families, widows and friends. The Sutton mid-Surrey Circle was founded in 1919 at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sutton and includes parishes in Sutton and Surrey.  We gather at Surrey Downs Golf Club on the first Tuesday of every month for a meeting at 19.30hrs, followed by dinner.  Anyone interested in knowing more, please contact either Adrian Mann or Andrew Theobald through the Contact Form on the Parish Website or visit: