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.
Our Lady of Ipswich, pray for us.
St Pancras, pray for us.
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
Induction of Fr Joseph as parish priest of St Pancras by Bishop Alan on Tuesday, 5th July 2022 at 6pm.
The Summer 2022 edition of the parish magazine can be downloaded by clicking here.
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.
‘In the Cool of the Day’
Our Wednesday evening talks will take a break until after Easter.
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 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)
Saturday Mass times
10am Mass followed by devotions to Our Lady of Ipswich & S. Pancras
Adoration & Confessions: 5pm – 5:45pm
Vigil Mass of Sunday: 6pm