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!

COVID-19 Latest

Restrictions brought in halt the spread of Covid-19 will today be scrapped in churches throughout England and Wales after nearly two years.

The wearing of masks inside churches will be optional rather than compulsory and there will be no social distancing.

The use of shared hymn books will be resumed, the sign of peace may be reintroduced and holy water stoups filled up again.

On Ash Wednesday, which falls on March 2, priests will be able to administer ashes with their thumbs instead of a cotton bud.

Bishops and priests will no longer use cotton buds for anointing during the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of the Sick.

(Catholic Herald January 27th 2022, Simon Caldwell)