Welcome to St. Francis' Parish!

lent 2024


During Lent we will be praying the Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7.15pm followed by an opportunity to come and celebrate Mass every Friday at 8.00pm. 

Southwark Spirituality Commission's
Lenten Reflections

Lent is always a time of prayer and reflection. A chance for us to renew ourselves and build a closer connection with the Lord Jesus.

To help you on your Lenten journey, the Southwark Spirituality Commission will be once again publishing daily reflections which can be sent straight into your inbox.

They’re a great tool to use to reflect on your life and help you draw closer to Christ.

Sign up here and for more information on the Spirituality Commission please do check out their website. 

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New to the Parish?

If you are new to the Parish please complete the online Parishioner Registration form by clicking the button below.

Not a Catholic?

Like to find out more about what it means to be a Catholic? We offer an informal programme which tells you about the Church and may help you to decide if becoming a Catholic is for you.

Parishioner Registration

We would like to update our parish records, so if you have not filled in one of our parish registration forms within the past two years then we would be very grateful if you could do so please, even if you have been in the parish for many years. Thank you!


Keep up to date with all that’s going on. View this week’s newsletter or receive the newsletter every week via email by signing-up. 

View the readings for today’s Mass at the Universalis website.

If you can’t get to Mass then we encourage you to watch live Mass from the neighbouring parish of St. Peter’s, Bearsted.

Mass Intentions

If you wish to make a request for a Mass Intention then please take a green envelope from the church porch, fill in all the details and return to the parish office.


An opportunity to be part of our parish lottery.  Apply by scanning the QR code with your phone or click the button below. Application forms are also available from the church porch. 

  Collections will start from 6th January to 14th January for Saturday evening and Sunday after the 8.30am Mass until the beginning of the 11:30 Mass.   Good luck everyone!

Parish Lottery Result

Want to be part of the Parish Lottery and be in with the chance of winning £1000?

Click the button below to find out more…

Week: 8   Number: 280  Amount: £60
Week: 7   Number: 47  Amount: £25

Gift Aid Scheme

The Parish is very grateful to all parishioners who are members of the Parish Gift Aid scheme as it really makes a difference. For tax year 2022-2023 a claim in excess of £16000 will be made to the Government reclaiming the tax paid on the Gift Aided contributions.

Have you considered ‘Gift Aiding’ your donations?

Giving to the Parish

Did you know that you can make your ‘First Collection’ offering right here on the website? You can donate online via the secure ‘Give a Little’ page. Donations can be ‘One-off’ or you can setup a recurring ‘Monthly’ donation. If you are a U.K. tax payer then please consider ‘Gift Aiding’ your donation – the Parish will be able to claim back from the Government an additional 25% of the value of anything you give. Thank you, we really appreciate your generosity!