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

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24th April 2024


Sacrament of Reconciliation: For First Holy Communion children on Saturday 27th April at 11am in the church.


Baptism and Reception into full Catholic Faith: At 2pm on Saturday 27th April.


First Friday Mass: Comprising Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary followed by mass will take place on Friday 3rd May at 6pm. There will be no morning mass on the day.


Rehearsal for First Holy Communion:  For Children and Parents in church on Saturday 4th May at 11am.


Meeting with Confirmation Parents: On Saturday 4th May in the church from 12.30pm with Fr Ray. All parents, one or both must be in attendance.


Celebration of First Holy Communion: Is on Saturday 11th May at 12pm. Thanksgiving mass for FHC on Sunday 12th May at the 10.30am mass.


Altar Servers 46th Annual Rally at Aylesford on Monday 6th May: All attendees should arrive in the Parish by 7.45am. Coach leaves at 8.15am. Come with a packed lunch.


Sacrament of Reconciliation for Confirmation Candidates: On Saturday 18th May from 12pm in the church.


Finance Council Meeting: Is on Sunday 19th May after the 10.30am mass in the Damien Hall.


Youth Meeting New Date: The youth meeting will now take place on Sunday 5th May after the 10.30am mass.


MSP: Missionaries of St Paul appeal / collection at all masses on Sunday 2nd June.


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: David Smith, Veronica Frederick, Rodolfo Natividad, Earl Hector, Yvonne Clarke, Violet McQueen, and those whose anniversary is this week: Rosa Swoish, Gertrude Perschky, Mary Harrison, Hellen Sunderland, Debbie Brookes, Kathleen Howley, Mary Hughes, Margaret Dillon, Nestor Onyali, Mary Agyekum, Mary Horsnell, William John Parry Best, Frank Warner, Rosamond Forrester, Joseph Hammond.


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