Welcome to the SS Joseph & Swithun
Roman Catholic Parish community website

We are a vibrant faith community, where new families and individuals are especially welcome. The wide range of countries, cultures and backgrounds from which we come makes for a truly enriching experience of our shared life and faith.

As we gather to celebrate the liturgy each Sunday, we seek to make the ‘Joy of the Gospel’ real for all who come.

I hope that you find our website engaging, inviting and informative, and that you find information and support that will draw you to visit our parish. 

Fr. Tom McHugh
Parish Priest

Regular Mass times

St Joseph’s Church, Plaistow Lane:

9.15am – Children’s liturgy with folk choir

11am – with traditional choir
5pm – with youth band

During term time, the second 9.15am Mass of the month is a School Mass, led by pupils of St Joseph’s Catholic School; and the third 9.15am each month is led by the Uniform Groups.

On Feast Days/Holy Days of Obligation, Masses are at 7.30am, 10am and 7.30pm.

Monday to Friday
Monday–Friday, 10am – with The Rosary following Mass
Thursday, 8pm – at Holy Trinity Convent
Friday, 7.30am – at Holy Trinity Convent
First Monday of the month – at St Cecilia’s Cheshire Home, 32 Sundridge Avenue (020 8460 8377)
Tuesdays, 8.45am ­ – term-time only

10am – with Benediction following Mass
11am–12 noon and 5pm–5.45pm – The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also available on request)
6pm – Vigil

St Swithun’s Church
, Fashoda Road, BR2 9RE:


Children are welcome to the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, which takes place during the Sunday morning Mass.

On the first Sunday of every month we hold a coffee morning in the adjoining Church Hall following the Mass.



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