ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH      

                                                                                     81 Evelina Road Nunhead, London SE15 3HL

                                                Tel:020-7639-3724. Email:


                                              Parish Priest: Revd Fr. Raymond Abuga, MSP (

                                              Parish Secretary: Atim Blossom Parish Business / Communication Officer: Julian

                                              Parish Safeguarding Officer: Fela Oduntan


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


                                                            PARISH PROGRAMME

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

WEEKDAY MASS – 9.30am – 10.00am

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

FUNERAL: By arrangement – contact the Parish Priest.

BAPTISM OF CHILDREN: Last Saturday of the month

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: 5.30pm – 6.20pm and 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.

                                                      TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday 29th August 2021

MASS: 9.00am,10.30am, 2.00pm & 6.30pm .

Deut 4: 1-2, 6-8; James 1: 17-18, 21b-22,27; Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Monday 30th August 2021


1 Thess 4:13-18; Luke 4:18; Luke 4:16-30
Tuesday 31st August 2021


1 Thess 5:1-6,9-11; Luke 7:16; Luke 4:31-37

Wednesday 1st September 2021

MASS: 9.30am

Col 1:1-8; Luke 4:18; Luke 4:38-44
Thursday 2nd September 2021

MASS: 9.30am

Col 1:9-14; Matt 4:19; Luke 5:1-11
Friday 3rd September 2021


Col 1:15-20; John 8:12; Luke 5:33-39

Saturday 4th September 2021

Col 1:21-23; John 14:6; Luke 6:1-5

Sunday 5th September 2021

MASS: 9.00am, 10.30am, 2.00pm & 6.30pm.

Isa 35:4-7a; Jas 2:1-5; Matt 4:23; Mark 7:31-37










                                                        PARISH INFORMATION DESK

Sacred Heart of Jesus and MaryChapelThurs 7.00pm


                                                                         CHURCH NOTICES

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.




First Friday Healing Mass: We have our First Friday Healing Mass next Friday 3rd September. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  at 6pm followed by Mass at 7pm and anointing of the sick during the Mass. No morning Mass next Friday.


Sacred Heart: The Sacred Heart Group have resumed their Thursday Prayer which starts at 7pm-8pm. All members take note.


Needed: The Parish needs volunteer Catechists to share their faith with our children. We also need Catechists volunteers for Children’s Liturgy during the 10.30am mass. Speak to Fr Ray or Benedicta Maku.

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.


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, 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,  Rebecca Linton, Femi Wete, Mrs Collet, Ella Thomas, Margaret Gallee, Varsha Chopra, Joyce Barnette, Benedict Kalunta, David Smith.


Pray for the dead: especially those who died recently in our Parish: Madelene Jeannette Calixte, Lily Mulraine,Bridget Power, 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, Bridget O’Shea, and those whose anniversary is this week: Mary McCarthy, Harry Furey, Mary Donovan, Jamie Campbell, Peter Joseph, David Gould, Richard Taylor, Michael Classick, Mary Sullen, Veronica Otuodung, William Hanrahan, Patrick Reardon, Claudie Daniels, Ann French, George Bugner.


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.

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.


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