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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.
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
10am Mass followed by devotions to Our Lady of Ipswich & S. Pancras
Adoration & Confessions: 5pm – 5:45pm
Vigil Mass of Sunday: 6pm