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

Scroll down for: times of Masses & Confessions, for a link to the latest newsletter, for other news, and for suggested reading lists

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.’

A Catholic parish has just two purposes, namely to give glory to Almighty God, and to work and pray for the sanctification and salvation of souls. Our parish church, St Pancras, is a sacred space, consecrated to the worship of God, where sins are forgiven and souls are sanctified and saved by the grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ poured into our souls through the Sacraments. Through the Church’s liturgy, through our prayers and devotions, through our virtuous deeds, and through learning more about the Catholic Faith, we, in turn, can nurture a deeper love of God and the things of God. Through these things, and by seeking the things that are above and by storing up treasures in heaven (Col 3:1; Mt 6:20), we are lifted up to a supernatural plane and become ‘partakers of the divine nature’ (2 Peter 1:4).  

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

Our Lady of Ipswich, pray for us.

St Pancras, pray for us. 

Suggested Reading

If you would like to learn more about what the Catholic Church teaches – Her dogmas and doctrines – please click here for a list of suggested reading.

For suggestions about which Bible to read or buy, click here

For spiritual reading suggestions, click here.

Coming soon, a suggested reading list for teaching children the Catholic Faith, and a list of prayer books.


Dates for your Diary

Parish barbeque – lunchtime on Sunday 28th August. See the details in the newsletter.


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

The Summer 2022 edition of the parish magazine can be downloaded by clicking here.

Thursday Lunches

We are planning to start our Thursday lunches once more, on the second Thursday of each month beginning in October. If you would like to be part of the team preparing the lunches please speak to Fr Joseph.

Confirmation & First Communion Classes

If you would like your child to receive his or her First Communion in June 2023 please read here. The next cohort of children will begin classes in the autumn of 2022.

The next cohort of Confirmation candidates will begin classes in the autumn of 2022.

Over 60s

The Over 60s group meets in the parish hall each Friday morning for coffee and a chat after the 10am Mass.

Times of Services

Sunday Mass times

Saturday 6pm Vigil Mass of Sunday

[8am (TLM) 2nd Sunday of the month]

Sunday 9:30am with hymns

Sunday 11am sung

Weekday Mass & Confession times

Confessions 30 minutes before each Mass

Monday 10am followed by the rosary

Tuesday 8am (TLM) followed by the rosary

Wednesday 6pm followed by the rosary

Thursday 12:15pm followed by the rosary

Friday 10am followed by the rosary (by the Stations of the Cross in Lent)

First Friday of each month – Confessions: 7pm – 8pm.

Saturday Mass & Confession 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 252596

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