St Pancras church interior
St Pancras Church stained glass
St Pancras Catholic Church Ipswich exterior

The Great ‘O’ Antiphons

Recommended Advent reading: Praying the Great ‘O’ Antiphons by Katy Carl, published by the CTS.

Magnificat‘ & ‘Benedictus

Two journals packed with the prayers of daily Mass, morning and evening prayers, devotions, meditations, and articles on subjects of interest to Catholic faith and culture, one for the Mass in English (Magnificat) and one for the Traditional Latin Mass (Benedictus). For details of how to take out a monthly subscription, click here

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.’

A Catholic parish has just two purposes, namely to give glory to Almighty God, and to work and pray for the 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 saved by our Saviour’s mercy and love for us, and, in turn, through our ever deepening love of God and the things of God. It is through His divine and sanctifying grace, received in the Sacraments, that we are lifted up to a supernatural plane and become ‘partakers of the divine nature’ (2 Peter 1:4).   Catholics are called by God to avoid becoming of the world even though we live in 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).

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

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

O glorious St Pancras, pray for us. 


‘Honouring Sunday’

Please click here to read the latest statement from the Bishops of England & Wales entitled, ‘Honouring Sunday.’

Confirmation & First Communion Classes

The last Confirmation class this term will be on Friday 10th December. 

The last First Communion class this term will be on Saturday 11th December.  

‘In the Cool of the Day’

We shall take a break from wandering through the Garden of Eden during Advent and Christmastide. The Wednesday evening talks will resume in January.  


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

The autumn 2021 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


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