Back to normal on Thursday 29th July
Fr Joseph has tested negative each day of his ten-day self-isolation (using both lateral flow and PCR tests) which means all services will be back to normal tomorrow, Thursday 29th July, the feast of St Martha.
For full details of services this week please click here.
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.
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.
O Mary, channel of Divine grace, pray for us.
O glorious St Pancras, pray for us.
With effect from Monday 19th July 2021, and following Step 4 of the Government’s Covid-19 Response Roadmap, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England & Wales (CBCEW) has issued an updated set of guidelines which may be read here.
Please click here for the Bishops’ statement on the Sunday obligation.
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 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
10am Mass followed by devotions to Our Lady of Ipswich & S. Pancras
Adoration & Confessions: 5pm – 5:45pm
Vigil Mass of Sunday: 6pm