Welcome to St Mary’s
St Mary’s Cadogan Street is one of the oldest Roman Catholic parishes in Central London. Priests and people have met and offered Mass in various buildings around the parish since 1798.
The church, rectory, almshouses and schools are only 4 minutes from Sloane Square and the underground station. Our area is filled with people both local and international. Many people have lived here all their lives but they are joined by a large number of people from other parts of Europe, the USA, the Philippines and people from South America and Africa. In fact the parish has a truly international feel about it.
Worship at St Mary’s is never dull. The Sunday masses are always offered with reverence but the style does vary. There is a relaxed 10am Mass where families squeeze in together with their buggies and children’s scooters, a more reflective Sung Mass filled primarily with young adults at 6.30pm and the Solemn Mass with its Latin chants and settings, sung by our totally volunteer Latin Choir at 11.30am; add to these a simple vigil Mass at 6.30pm on Saturday and you will realise that here is a church for anyone and everyone.
Over the last number of years, the parish community has been working hard to renew itself and its buildings. The downstairs of the renovated Rectory is now used for parish activities. It is bustling with life most days. The Almshouses have been renovated to a very high standard and now offer beautiful accommodation to ten residents. In the church, the installation of a new underfloor heating system has been completed making the church warm and welcoming and the 1960s wooden block floor has been replaced with Purbeck stone, which is more in keeping with the original Bentley design. A newly installed lighting system dispels the gloom that once enveloped the church and we have also installed CCTV cameras to enhance security.
The church is open each day from 8am till 6pm and is an oasis of prayer and quiet for all sorts –not only catholic people. If you have found us because you are thinking of coming to London then please visit us.
St Mary’s welcomes you whether you come to us via the website, or the church door. To see links to other Catholic Websites please press the button below.
St Mary’s Rectory
London SW3 2BG
020 7589 5487
London SW3 2QR
Mass and Service Times
Saturday: 6.30pm, Sunday: 10.00am Family Mass, 11.30am Solemn Mass, 6.30pm Sung Mass
Monday 10.30am, at the Royal Hospital, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 12 Noon
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Friday 11.00am -11.45am
Confession Saturday 5.45pm -6.15pm
For information about our 11.30am choir and for details of music at the Solemn Mass this month please follow the link below.
St Joseph’s Primary School
We are blessed to have a primary school in our parish. St Joseph’s is a one form entry school which offers an outstanding education to our children. For details of admission please contact the school. For more information follow the link below.
Ministry at St Mary’s
The Second Vatican Council called for, ‘full, active and conscious’ participation by God’s People in the liturgy. Please follow the link below for this month’s Rotas for ministry at our liturgy.
Over the Summer months ministers should volunteer for via the sign-up sheets at the back of the church.
"It was at St Mary’s that we found Christ."
- Parishioners returning to their home country
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