St Pancras church interior
St Pancras Church stained glass
St Pancras Catholic Church Ipswich exterior

Welcome to St. Pancras, the Catholic Church serving Central Ipswich

A warm welcome from all at St Pancras, whether you are a new parishioner, a returning parishioner, or a visitor.

Sometimes, when a priest is new to a parish, he is asked what his priorities are. The same answer might be given by every priest, namely to give glory to God and to work for the salvation of souls. Everything a priest does falls under one or both of these headings. Whilst COVID-19 restrictions apply, these works are best served by keeping the church open for prayer, continuing our daily services of Mass and confessions, and reaching out to those who are shielding.

Once the restrictions are lifted, the main works will become those of encouraging people to return to the ordinary means of worshipping God by being personally present at Mass, and of helping to build up a sense of community amongst parishioners once more.

Whatever the impact this pandemic has had on your life, please be assured of continuing prayers offered in the belief that a merciful and just God will no more forget you than a woman will forget the infant in her womb, for He has carved you on the palm of His hands (Is 49:15-16).

With every good wish for God’s blessings,

Fr Joseph


Coronavirus latest *NEW*

A new lockdown was announced by the Government on 4th January 2021 with the message ‘Stay at Home’. However, the churches can remain open for both private and communal worship. Please see the comment from Cardinal Nichols by clicking here. The newsletter gives the times of the daily and Sunday Masses.


The newsletters are published every Saturday. Please click here for the latest

The Easter edition of the parish magazine can be downloaded by clicking here.


Times of Services

Sunday Mass times

Saturday 6pm Vigil Mass of Sunday

Sunday 9:30am

Sunday 11am (sung)

Weekday Mass times

(Confessions 20 minutes before each Mass)

Monday 10am followed by the rosary

Tuesday 8am (EF) followed by the rosary

Wednesday 6pm followed by the rosary (or by devotions to St. Joseph during March)

Thursday 12:15pm followed by the rosary

Friday 10am followed by the rosary (or by The Stations of the Cross during Lent)

Saturday 10am followed by devotions to Our Lady of Ipswich & S. Pancras (or by Adoration during Lent)

How to find us

Parish Priest: Fr Joseph Welch

Church Address: 1 Orwell Place, Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1BD


Telephone: 01473 252 596

Maps and directions: click here

St Pancras Church

1 Orwell Place Ipswich Suffolk IP4 1BD

Parish Office telephone:
01473 252 596


Ipswich Hospital Chaplaincy:
Fr Bineesh at St Mark’s 07549 695648