September 19th 2021

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD

Parish Priest Fr. Henry Tiku Wenna

Resident Priest Fr. Philip Pak

Tel: 020 8647 0022


Go to or follow the link on the Home page for live streaming 

Please see below and on the Home page for details of the next steps regards Covid.

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.


Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20



Sat. 18th    18:30 Thiago Guimares-Thanksgiving


09:30 Edward’s Thanks
11:00 Mrs D. Patterson: Wellbeing
Mon. 20th 08:00
10:00 Eucharistic Service


08:00 Suni-Thanksgiving
10:00 Eucharistic Service


10:00 Eucharistic Service


10:00 Eucharistic Service





COVIT-19 GUIDELINE at HOLY CROSS: Currently the number of persons allowed in the Nave is 140: 6 people in each of the 9 rows of benches at the back of the Nave and 4 in the alternate rows at the front. If you are in a group of more than 4 persons, please sit at the back. Please observe any request to, ‘Please Leave a Space’ by anyone who wishes to sit on their own. Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a mask at all times and everyone must use the hand-sanitiser provided. Track & Trace will be via the NHS App only. Singing remains restricted to the Choirs only until further notice.  More details on the Parish Website and Church doors.

School Forms: Please, wait further notification in the parish newsletter and website.


 Holy Cross Carshalton is looking to recruit a part time Parish Secretary to assist in the administration of a busy parish. This will initially be on a 12 months fixed term contract. The role is to provide comprehensive support to the Parish Priest in all administrative matters within the Parish and will cover secretarial, financial and office management work. Previous secretarial experience is essential – along with good knowledge of bookkeeping/ financial work.  The successful candidate will be fully conversant with current office software such as Outlook, Word and Excel and be generally comfortable with IT and office equipment. He/she will have excellent telephone skills and a good understanding of the workings of a Roman Catholic Parish. Our ideal hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 9am – 2pm, Fridays 11am -4pm.  Rate of pay £13 per hour. Holidays by negotiation. If you would like to apply for this position please email your CV to by the closing date of September 30th. Please do not apply for this job if you do not have current permission to work in the UK.

Holy Cross Special Ministers: Now that Covid-19 restrictions are easing, Fr. Henry asked me to prepare the rota, allowing one minister to assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion at each Mass. Of course, for the time being at least the chalice is NOT offered. Please, any special minister who has not been in touch with me confirm which Mass they are available for. Thank you! Christina Buckley. Email:

RCIA- Journey in Faith 2021–2022: Journey in Faith is the process by which adults can prepare to be received into the Catholic Church. It aims to help people deepen their knowledge of Jesus and their relationship with Him. Weekly sessions take people through the key teachings of the Catholic Church and look at the issues facing Catholics in today’s world. We look in detail at the sacraments and prepare those who decide to become Catholics to receive the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil. Other parishioners who would like to join us and perhaps refresh their own faith are also very welcome. Sessions begin with an introductory evening and refreshments on Thu. 23rd Sep. at 7:45PM in the parish centre (unless anything changes re. COVID restrictions). If you are interested and would like to find out more, please come along and feel free to bring friends and family with you.  Please contact the RCIA Team via the contact form on the parish website, so that we have an idea of numbers.

Churches Together in Carshalton: “Religious Freedom, what does it mean in today’s world?” A presentation by Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director of Aid to the Church in Need. On Tue. 5th Oct. at 8PM. Church of the Good Shepherd, Queen Mary’s Avenue, Carshalton.

Adoration: Every Tue. from 6pm-7pm and on every Sat. from 9am-10am ending with Benediction.

Annual Mass Count 2021: from this weekend (18-19 Sep.)

Vigil Choir: Any youngsters wishing to sing or play instrument at new vigil Choir Mass, contact Pamela Morris. Email:

May they rest in peace: We remember those who died in our prayers, especially Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey and Jim Witherow, Maurice McEvoy…

Pray for the sick: D. Patterson, Mr. S. Brown,…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.