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.

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.

Some COVID-19 restrictions still apply, but our church remains open from approximately 7am to 7pm every day. Sunday Masses are at 6pm on Saturday evening, and at 9:30 and 11:00 on Sunday mornings. In addition, there is daily Mass Monday to Saturday, Confessions before each weekday Mass, and the rosary after Masses Monday to Friday. Please see our newsletter for full details. 

Fr Joseph

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

O glorious St Pancras, pray for us. 


Coronavirus latest

With effect from Monday 17th May 2021, and following Step 3 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


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

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