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Welcome to St. William of York Catholic Parish

Whether you are an old hand or a newcomer to the parish, we hope you will find this website informative and useful. This Parish belongs to the Archdiocese of Southwark. We are one of ten parishes in the Deanery of Lewisham. There are details about our Patron Saint and the history of our Parish and Church on this website. Please register as a member of our parish (digitally or on paper, available here in Word or PDF format).

Christmas 2019

Christmas Masses

Our New Archbishop

Archbishop John Wilson was installed on July 25th as the eleventh Archbishop of Southwark in St George's Cathedral.

He said in his homily: "This inauguration of my service falls on the feast day of the Apostle St James, the great pilgrim of Compostela. Dear friends, together we will continue to make our pilgrimage of faith, trusting in the overwhelming power that comes, not from us, but from God. In this journey, each of us has a unique and essential place. For my part, I will do my very best to try and love you as a father, to try and walk beside you as a brother, and to try and serve you as a friend."

His full homily is available to download here. The mass can also be viewed on YouTube.

Weekly Masses

  • Monday to Friday - 09:15
  • Saturday - 10:30 and 18:00
  • Sunday - 09:30 With Music
  • Sunday - 11:30 With Music
  • Holy days - 10:30 and 20:00 (no 09:15 mass on holy days)

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please note that times of masses may change for funerals etc. For up-to-date information see the weekly Bulletin and Diary. We also have a page on Facebook.

SWOY Citizens Group

Wonderful news!! Our plan for the Community Land Trust Homes on Brasted Close has been accepted at last!. Eleven high quality flats, which can sell at about or under half the market rate for this area. We will start to build in July and they should be finished by Summer next year. They will be eligible only to Lewisham Residents and there is criteria we are working on to decide who will be eligible.

Please help us with this by filling in the short on line survey:

Contact if you have any questions or wish to show an interest in purchasing a flat.

GDPR (Data protection from May 2018)

Please see this letter regarding data protection in the parish.

Hospital Admissions

Due to rules and regulations regarding privacy in hospitals it is important to remember that if you or a relative are admitted to hospital it is your responsibility to let the staff know that you or they are a Catholic and would welcome a visit from the Catholic chaplain. It would also be helpful to let the Parish office know so that the Clergy and Parishioners can remember you and your relatives in their prayers.

Moved recently?

Please let the parish office know if you have moved and give your new contact details.