ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH      

                                                                                     81 Evelina Road Nunhead, London SE15 3HL

                                                Tel:020-7639-3724. Email: /  



                                                       Motto: St. Thomas the Apostle: Sharing God’s Gifts in Love and Service.      


The Ordinary: Most Revd. John Wilson – Archbishop of Southwark Area Bishop: Rt. Rev. Patrick Lynch



Parish Priest: Revd Fr. Francis Eyo, MSP (

Pastoral Assistants: Deacon: Revd Alan Bond (rtd)




WEEKEND MASS – Sunday: 9.00am, 10.30am, 2.00pm (Spanish), 6.30pm

WEEKDAY : 9.30am

WEDDINGS: by appointment with the Parish Priest (six months’ notice is required).

FUNERAL: by arrangement – contact the Parish Priest.

BIRTHDAY BLESSING : First & Last Sundays of the Month.

THANKSGIVING/BLESSINGS: by arrangement please contact the Parish Priest.

BAPTISM OF CHILDREN: Last Saturday of the month and as announced.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturday: 5.30pm – 6.30 pm & by arrangement.

VISITATION TO THE SICK: Friday after Morning Mass and by arrangement




This is St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. A Warm Welcome to our Visitors, Friends and Parishioners worshipping with us today! We are happy to have you with us. Help us keep our Vision and Mission alive and do join us in the Hall for refreshment after 9.00am and 10.30am Mass. Holy Shop in the Hallway.



                                                             FOURTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME


Sunday 5th July 2020

10.00am, 12pm, 2pm & 5.30pm

Ordinary Time Week 14.

Zech 9:9-10; Ps 145:1-14; Rom 8:9-13; Matt 11:25-30

Monday 6th July 2020


Hos 2:16-22; Matt 9:18-26
Tuesday 7th July 2020


Hos 8:4-13; John 10:14; Matt 9:32-38

Wednesday 8th July 2020


Hos 10:1-12; Mark 1:15; Matt 10:1-7
Thursday 9th July 2020


Hos 11:1-9; Mark 1:15; Matt 10:7-15
Friday 10th July 2020


Hos 14:1-10; John 16:13, 14:26; Matt 10:16-23

Saturday 11th July 2020


Proverbs 2:1-9; Matt19:27-29
Sunday 12th July 2020

10.00am, 12pm, 2pm & 5.30pm

Ordinary Time Week 15.

Isa 55:10-11; Ps 65:10-14; Rom 8:18-23; Matt 13:1-23















                                                        PARISH INFORMATION DESK


Life AscendingChapelWeds 10.00am
Sacred Heart of Jesus and MaryChapelThurs 7.00pm
Catholic Charismatic Renewal Prayer MeetingChapelFriday 7.30pm




                                                                         CHURCH NOTICES

Parish Office Hours This Week: Office is closed until further notice

Parish Priest: Not available


Support St Thomas the Apostle Church Today. Please visit our online JustGiving page by following this link:



We appreciate your support of our parish community. Your financial support is needed if we are to bear witness to the gospel message through our worship, ministries, formation and care of God’s people. In the parish as in every household, the bills continue to arrive and have been paid even though our income has been cut dramatically.

We have now set up a JustGiving page, which allows you to make a donation online. Please note, the JustGiving account is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Southwark, which is the registered charity to which our parish belongs – but be assured that any donation you make via this page will go directly to the parish, in exactly the same way that the normal Sunday collection normally does.




Thank you to everyone in the forum for holding onto our faith in Jesus Christ and praying for God’s intervention in our lives as we go through the difficult times. Let us continue to pray for everyone.


The opening of our church for private prayer in the last 2 weeks has been very successful. We also have the approval to begin Mass from 4th July. We have marked the church & put the necessary safety precautions in place. Based on the 2 meters distance, Our church can take 24-30 persons per Mass. The Duration of Mass will be 30 minutes, No singing, No handshake & sign of peace. Homily 5 minutes, No bidding prayer, No waiting to chat after Mass, people are encouraged to go home immediately. Holy Communion will be received from the priest at the end of Mass, after the final blessing.


Trained Ushers will be present at the doors to direct people in & out of the church. The hall space will be available for people to wait for the next Mass in case you arrive late or meet the Mass that’s already full.


We will have Mass on Sunday 5th July at: 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm & 5.30pm, depending on the number of parishioners that will turn up.

Kindly come with face cover. Other information will be given as you arrive in the church.


Those who have medical conditions, the sick & housebound to remain at home & they will be prayed for at Mass. This is a gradual start so no hurry. We have faith & trust that Jesus our Saviour, the greatest healer & physician is with us, saving & protecting us against the pandemic. You’re welcome to Mass on Sunday!


Please if you have suggestions as to the time of Mass, questions or any other information here, let me know. Do pass on the message to others. Thank you and God bless us.


Fr Francis, PP


Church open for Individual Personal Prayer


The Church is open for personal prayer Monday – Friday between 11am – 1pm.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place as permitted.

The strict rules of hand sanitizers, masks and social distancing will apply.





Message to Young People in Catholic Schools: Please find attached  a message from the Bishops.


Southwark Catholic Youth Service has launched a YouTube channel and produced a short mini-series ‘Christ is Alive’. The bite size videos follow the reflections of Matthew, Fletcher, Martha and Niamh on Pope Francis’ document Christus Vivit.
The series consists of 6 x 2min videos, each with questions for reflection and supporting resources. See also ‘Young Minds’ a resource to support the
emotional health and wellbeing of young people and their parents.


Live-streamed and Recorded Services:  The Diocese now has a list of almost 50 parishes that are live-streaming or recording Mass.  Many other parishes are offering additional services such as Holy Hour, Morning Prayer and Compline, or leading prayer such as the Divine Mercy Chaplet or Rosary.  Please check the individual parish websites for information.

To view details visit:


Externally to  the Diocese, The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham offers a 12 noon Mass each day, whilst Church Services TV and MCN Media also offer Masses from around the country, and indeed, Europe.


National Mass for Keyworkers and Families: The Bishops’ Conference have organised a weekly live stream Mass to pray for Keyworkers and their Families. These Masses are celebrated by a different Bishop each Thursday at 7pm from one Cathedrals across the country. Archbishop John will be celebrating the 2nd July Mass. The planned schedule for the next few weeks is:


9 July
Bishop Tom Williams
Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool
YouTube Channel


Donation: For parishioners who wish to make an offering at this difficult time, you may do so by using the account details below. For those you use Gift Aid envelopes, kindly add your Gift Aid number as part of your reference. Many thanks and God bless you all.

St. Thomas the Apostle Church: A/c: 95248463  SC 601616 – NatWest.


Upkeep of the Church Hall and Premises: We are appealing to Church Groups and Parishioners using the Hall and Church premises to ensure they clean well, remove the waste, and handle the facilities with care.


Church Renovation: Many thanks to parishioners and donors for your generous giving. Work is still in progress. You can always support us through a donation, standing order or paying directly to: St. Thomas the Apostle Church: A/c: 95248463 SC 601616 – NatWest. God bless all who are doing this. For God loves a cheerful (2Cor 9:7-8).

























                                                                                                           DERRICK BLAY

                                                                                           CHANTAL KACHOPE KAMUKAMA

                                                                                                           PHARRELL AKOTO

                                                                                                           DADDY OMOTOLA



LAST WEEK MASS ATTENDANCE:  Sun – N/A, 10.30am – N/A, – N/A, 6.30pm – N/A


Readers for the Weekend Mass: N/A


This is St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. A Warm Welcome to our Visitors, Friends and Parishioners worshipping with us today! We are happy to have you with us. Help us keep our Vision and Mission alive and do join us in the Front Hall for Tea/Coffee/refreshment/Interaction after 9.00am and 10.30am Mass. Holy Shop in the Hallway.


Please pray for the Sick and Housebound: in our parish: Alan Bond, Margaret Namusoke, Omobolaji Odokale, Pat Miller (Phillips), Rosemary Mbachu, Arlene Brown, Rosa Maria, Bernard Bruno Da Silva, May Purvis, Maria Herriart, Teresa Cox, Adama Sheriff, Antonio Neto, John Cox, Angela Roberts, Betty MacLean, George Kirby, Alma & Tom Fernandes, Margaret and Tom Wyse, Caroline Knight, Frederick Okolo, Stephanie and Peter St. Rose, Mrs Taylor, Lily Mulraine, Rebecca Linton, Femi Wete, Mrs Collet, Ella Thomas, Margaret Gallee, Varsha Chopra, Joyce Barnette, Benedict Kalunta, David Smith, Bridget Power.


Pray for the dead: especially those who died recently in our Parish: Mary Purvis,Freddy Stanley Barbe, Joan Bond, Victoria Abbey, Shormeh Nortey, Chief Edison Otomewo, Martin Wallace, Anna Akosua Adea, Steven N., Fr. John Leahy, Esther Maurice Ekpo, Bridget O’Shea, Jim Duffy, Veronica Otuodung, Francis Otuodung, Maurice Ekpo and those whose anniversary is this week: Delores Richards, Theresa Cleary, Rita Byrne, Richard Maurice, Martin Geoghegan, Jemima Walters, John Murphy, Julianna Henville, Macarina Fernandes.


Our Vision: To be a Catholic Community that seeks to meet the Pastoral needs of all our Parishioners.


Mission Statement: We are a diverse, welcoming and lively community that strives to be caring and listening to all through our active participation in the sharing of God’s gifts.


Motto: St. Thomas the Apostle: Sharing God’s Gifts in Love and Service.


Parish Prayer:
God our Father and Creator of the human family, pour out your Spirit on the people of this Parish and grant us generous hearts, faithfulness to your word and a new vision of your glory, as we seek to build a welcoming, lively and caring community. Bless us with greater unity in worship and a new consecration to your service that your love may grow among us. Forgive us all our sins and let this parish be a family where healing, pardon and goodness flow for all, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen. Holy Mary Mother of God: Pray for us. St Thomas the Apostle: Pray for us. May the souls of our departed parishioners and all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.


PARISH ANTHEM Children of Abraham – Like the stars in the sky, we are numbered in the millions … (c. P. O’Neill)
Father, pour out your spirit on the people of this parish.
Grant us generous hearts, faithfulness to your word.
May we worship as one, consecrated to your service
sharing God’s gifts in love, sharing God’s gifts with all
CHORUS: Teach us pardon and forgiveness, how to listen and to heal.
Unified, a parish family, where your goodness will flow
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we will be a church that cares,
With a vision of your glory.
Father help our community shine just like the stars.


Hall booking: 10.00 to 5.00pm Monday – Friday or call 020 7639 3724


Church Halls: Book our standard Church Hall, equipped with kitchen, Bar and other facilities, clean & neat for a full day or per hourly program. It’s a lovely space that can hold 180 – 200 people for various functions, celebrations, meetings, receptions, etc. Back Hall is good for events of about 80 – 100 people in case you need such. Contact us: 020 7639 3724


Parish Office/Administration – 020 7639 3724 First Communion – 020 7639 3724.
Hall Booking – 020 7639 3724. Infant Baptism – 020 7639 3724. Knights of St. Columba – 07834 117416