October Rosary Recce

Saturday 22nd October 2022

(“Recce”: another term for reconnaissance.
“Reconnaissance”: a mission to obtain information by visual observation)

Southampton Road NW5 4LB

This is our first visit so we’ll keep it simple. We’ll do more than observe!
Lots to pray for and nowhere better that to do so than in
the Diocesan Shrine of the Holy Rosary for the Archdiocese of Westminster. 

By kind permission of the
Very Rev Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.,
Prior and Parish Priest

10:30am: Depart from St Mary and St Ethelburga, Barking.
We go by Underground,
with a 8-minute walk from Belsize Park Tube Station.
Gather in Rosary Garden  (Weather permitting)
12 Noon: Tour, Rosary and Prayers.

There are cafes at Belsize Park Station
if you wish for refreshments afterwards.

From Bishop Alan Williams

“I am greatly saddened to hear the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  I pray for the repose of her soul and for all the members of the Royal Family at this time of sorrow.”

Bishop Williams went on to say: “As appropriate, one Mass this weekend may be celebrated for the repose of the soul of the Queen.”

At St Mary and St Ethelburga, that Mass will be at 12 Noon on Sunday 11th (a TLM).  

Mass Times for August

Canon Young is proposing changes of Sunday Mass times only to enable one priest to manage alone, starting Sunday 31st July and continuing at least for the whole of August.

Saturday evening 6:30 pm (meets the Sunday obligation)
Sunday 10:00 am
Sunday 12:00 noon (Old Rite)

All Masses will be at Barking unless otherwise notified.
Weekday Mass times, including Old Rite, will be unchanged unless notified.
More details can be found in the newsletter.

Catholic Parish of St Mary & St Ethelburga, Barking with St Erconwald, Ilford Lane.

Pilgrimage Saturday May 21st


1 Nicoll Rd, London NW10 9AX

Departing from Ss Mary and Ethelburga, Barking after 9:00am Morning Prayer. Travelling by Underground, with a 15-minute walk at Willesden.

Low Mass at the Shrine, Rosary and Prayers.

Bring your own packed lunch. Returning by 3:30pm.

There will be no 9:15am Mass at St Mary and St Ethelburga that morning, but the Saturday evening Vigil Mass will be as normal.

All are welcome!

By kind permission of the Parish Priest, Fr Stephen Willis

Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies

St Mary and St Ethelburga
with St Erconwald

April 14th
Maundy Thursday Mass
7:00 pmBarking
April 15th
Celebration of the Passion
3:00 pmBarking
April 16th
Easter Vigil of Holy Saturday
8:00 pmBarking
April 17th
Easter Sunday Mass
9:00 amBarking
April 17th
Easter Sunday MassSung
10:30 amBarking
April 17th
Easter Sunday MassMissa Cantata
12:00 noonBarking
April 17th
Easter Sunday Mass
9:00 amIlford Lane

Rosary Walk for Peace in Ukraine

Saturday 19th March 2022

Starting at approx. 10:15am
Catholic Church of St Mary and St Ethelburga
41, Linton Road IG11 8HG

After the 9:15 Mass (Traditional Latin) we will begin from the church and return, after circling Barking Abbey, praying for an end to the war in the Ukraine.

St Olga pray for Ukraine! St Volodymyr pray for Ukraine!