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

For the latest pastoral letter from Bishop Alan Hopes

on Synodality please click here. 

Welcome to St Pancras

The Catholic Church serving Central Ipswich

(For times of services please scroll down.)

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

Deum diligere et quae sunt Dei. ‘To love God and the things of God.’ This motto sums up our mission at St Pancras Catholic Church, namely, to draw people to love God more and more, and to help them to love the things of God over and above the things of this world. We must all live in the world, but the priority of Catholics is to avoid becoming of the world (Jn 17:16). Instead, we seek the things that are above, and aim to store up treasures in heaven rather than here on earth (Col 3:1; Mt 6:20).

We can only do this with the help of God’s grace which brings us to repent of our sins and to turn to God. Then, when sanctifying grace is received into our souls through the Sacraments, we are lifted up to a supernatural plane and become ‘partakers of the divine nature’ (2 Peter 1:4). Giving glory to God by working for the salvation of souls is the chief priority of any Catholic parish.

Our church is open from approximately 7am to 7pm every day. See below for times of Masses and Confessions, and see our newsletter for full details. 

Fr Joseph

O Mary, channel of Divine grace, pray for us.

O glorious St Pancras, pray for us. 


Confirmation & First Communion Classes

Confirmation classes begin on Friday 1st October at 5pm.

First Communion classes begin on Saturday 2nd October at 4pm. 

Details in the newsletter. 

‘In the Cool of the Day’

A series of catechetical talks on the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis beginning Wednesday 22nd September at 7pm. Details in the newsletter. 

‘Let All God’s Glory Through’

A parish day of recollection on Saturday 25th September: 10am (Mass) till 3pm (Benediction). Details in the newsletter.


The newsletters are published every Saturday. Please click here for the latest. (Recent newsletters may be accessed via our ‘Newsletter’ page.)

The Summer 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 with hymns

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

Thursday 12:15pm followed by the rosary

Friday 10am followed by the rosary

Saturday Mass times


9:30am Confessions

10am Mass followed by devotions to Our Lady of Ipswich & S. Pancras


Adoration & Confessions: 5pm – 5:45pm

Vigil Mass of Sunday: 6pm

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