Latest Coronavirus Restrictions

Following the Government’s announcement of a four week Lockdown in England from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December, it is with deep regret that the Church will be closed.

Mass will be resumed, if allowed, on Friday 4th December at the usual time of 9.30am.

Fr Stephen

Reopening the Church after lockdown

The Church will open again on Friday 4th December for Mass at 9.30am. We shall continue with the same timetable when the Church will be open for Mass:

Monday – 9.30am

Friday – 9.30am

Saturday – 9.30am

Sunday – 8am, 10am, 6pm.

Finances

For nearly six months there have been no collections and it is estimated that as a parish we have lost over £25,000 in income. Your generosity is needed so that we can over the next months try and makeup this shortfall. If you can give a cheque please make it payable to “St Catherine’s Church”.

The details of our bank account are:

NATWEST
Sort Code 60 21 05
Account No. 96943327

Plans for Christmas

As Christmas approaches, we all realise how different it has to be this year in Church.  However, I still want us all to be able to celebrate the joy and wonder of the birth of the Christ Child with joy and devotion even though the Masses will be simpler.

The number of people we can safely admit into the Church is still restricted. Traditionally, Christmas has always been very popular with attendance. This year, however, we cannot exceed our reduced capacity and I do not want to be in that awful position when people arrive to find that they will not be admitted. In other words, it would be dreadful to have to turn people away. The only way round this, it seems to me, is to book your place at a Mass you would like to attend. It will be on a “first come first served” basis.

Please email the parish office on chessington@rcaos.org.uk or leave a message on the answer machine 0208 397 4499 and then we will get back to you to confirm. Please if you then find you are unable to attend the Mass you booked please let us know so that your reservation can be given to someone else.  This planned booking system will commence from Monday 14th December until Tuesday 22nd December. No bookings will be taken before or after these dates.

In a recent letter to the Clergy, Archbishop John has asked the priests to encourage the faithful “that they may come and celebrate the mystery of Christmas at any of the Octave Day Masses with the same sense of joy and solemnity. This would allow the faithful to plan ahead for a day within the Octave when they could come to our churches in order to celebrate their Christmas Mass this year without the fear being turned away should a church have reached capacity.”

Let us continue to pray for each other, and as we prepare ourselves during this period of Advent for the coming of “the Word made Flesh” and may God continue to keep us safe and well in these very difficult and strange times.  

Fr Stephen

2020 Christmas Masses

Thursday 24th December

(CHRISTMAS EVE)   8.00 pm

Friday 25th December

(CHRISTMAS DAY)     8.00am and 10.00am

Saturday 26th December

11.00am

Sunday 27th December

8.00am    10.00am    6.00pm

Monday 28th December

11.00am

Friday 1st January

11.00am

Saturday 2nd January

11.00am

Sunday 3rd January

8.00am  10.00am   6.00pm

Sacraments

To arrange a Baptism please contact the Parish Priest – Fr Stephen Haylett.

Six months’ notice is required for Marriage.

About St Catherine’s

The Parish of St Catherine of Siena serves the people of Chessington, Hook and Malden Rushett, under the guidance and leadership of Fr Stephen Haylett, who became parish priest of St Catherine’s in 2015. It has a population of approximately 1,100 parishioners.

Read more about the history of the Parish of St Catherine of Siena

Church Hall

The Hall is a Parish facility primarily for use in conjunction with the Church and its services, including baptisms, weddings and funerals. It is available for use by groups associated with the Parish or for other purposes at the discretion of the Parish Priest.

Find out more about Hall hire

Contact Us

Parish Priest:

Fr Stephen Haylett BA(Hons) FGMS

The Presbytery
98 Leatherhead Road
CHESSINGTON
Surrey KT9 2HY

Tel: 0208 397 3971

Parish Office:

Tel: 020 8397 4499
E-mail: chessington@rcaos.org.uk
Contact times: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Visit St Catherine’s

100 Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2HY