ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH  


                                               81 Evelina Road, Nunhead, SE15 3HL

                                               Tel: 020-7639-3724. Email:                                                                               



                                              Parish Priest: Revd Fr. Raymond Abuga, MSP (

                                              Parish Secretary: Julian Prospere

                                              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)

WEEKDAY MASS – Wednesday – Friday: 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: Saturday after 10am 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 the 9am & 10.30am Mass. Holy Shop in the Hallway.


                                                                                                                                   CHURCH NOTICES

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


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.





8th December 2023


MSP Appeal: For Priests insurance will take place at all masses on Sunday 10th December.


Parish Youth Collection: A total of £127.69 was raised for our Parish youth party. Thank you for your contribution.


Confirmation / RCIA: The next Confirmation & RCIA classes are on Saturday 16th December. Confirmation class is in the hall from 12.30pm -2pm and the RCIA will take place in the Chapel 12.30pm – 2pm.


Christmas Tree Decoration: Church decoration by Confirmation Candidates on Saturday 16th December at 12.30pm.

Christmas get together for our youth will be on Sunday 17th December after the 10.30am mass.


Christmas Carol Service: By St Thomas the Apostle College in our Parish on Tuesday 19th December at 6pm. All are invited.


Red Boxes: Please return your Red Boxes for emptying and counting. Boxes will be returned after counting. Thank you.


2024 Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion: The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, will take place at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, on Saturday 17 February 2024 at 12.30pm.


Parish Renewal Group: Renewal Group meet every Monday & Friday from 8pm – 9pm on zoom to discuss the scripture and help each other grow in their faith. Parishioners are welcome to join.

Zoom link:  Password: Kad20


New Tea & Coffee Rota for 10.30am mass 

First Sunday: Catholic Women Group

Second Sunday: Ghanaian Catholic Association

Third Sunday: Christian Mothers & Fathers

Fourth Sunday: Nigerian Catholic Association

Fifth Sunday: Barbara & Kingsley


Donation: For parishioners who wish to make an offering, 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.



Please pray for the Sick and Housebound in our parish.


Pray for the dead: especially those who died recently in our Parish:  Rodolfo Natividad, Earl Hector, Yvonne Clarke, Violet McQueen, Kaobindi Ajiduah, Raymond Amakihe, Stanford Nicholas Herriart, Kyle Quinn, Deacon Alan Bond, Maria Herriart, Noel Woods, and those whose anniversary is this week: Anthony Wearne, Anne Barnes, Violet Lewis, Michael Wright, Herman Harriette, William Sanders, Kate Robson, Elizabeth Hayes, Sybil Perm, Joyce Pound, Patrick O’Donnell, Baby Jeoyane Lubegar-Sancroft, Bartly Walsh, John Blakesly, William Streete, Florence Joyce, Patrick Dilworth, John Keane, Tony Hawkins, Elizabeth Prior, Alison May Norris, Agnes Blanche Billington, Dominic Mondesir.


Book our  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 150- 180 people for various functions, celebrations, meetings, receptions, etc. Available from Monday to Saturday.   Contact us:  020 7639 3724.


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.


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