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Welcome to the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Mary of the Angels. We are a friendly community serving Bayswater and part of Notting Hill, including Westbourne Grove and Portobello Road.

Weekend Masses are at 6pm on Saturday, and at 11am and 6pm on Sunday. There is also a Portuguese Mass at 9am on Sundays and a Brazilian Mass at 4.30pm on Saturdays.

Weekdays, including Saturday: Mass is at 12 noon, but see below for any alterations.

Confessions: before every Mass and on request

Our Church is open 8am – 6.30pm every day, with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for most of that time

Our postal address is The Parish House, Moorhouse Road W2 5DJ.

You can contact us on 020 7229 0487 or bayswater@rcdow.org.uk

Forthcoming Events

Please note that our Confirmation classes will begin at 3pm on the second and fourth Sundays of the month when we have a Filipino Mass in the early afternoon. On other Sundays they will begin at 2pm.

Each Friday during Lent we will have Stations of the Cross at 6.30pm.

On Thursday Feb. 22nd Mass will be at the earlier time of 11am and will be celebrated as an Ash Wednesday Mass with our schoolchildren, who were on holiday for Ash Wednesday itself.

On Thursday Feb. 29th we have an extra Mass at 6pm followed by our monthly Marian Movement of Priests Meeting, to which all are welcome.

On Friday March 1st we have Divine Mercy Devotions after our 12 noon Mass. Saturday (2 March) is the First Saturday of the month, so we will have Rosary Meditations after Mass.

Every first Friday of the month we hold an all-night Vigil in the Church to which all are welcome. The next one will be Friday, March 1st, beginning with Mass at 10pm, continuing with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and various devotions, and concluding with Mass at 5am.

On Saturday March 2 we will be holding a Family Penitential Service with Confessions, including some visiting priests, from 3-5pm. You are welcome to come for Confession during that time.

On Monday March 4th, our 12 noon Mass will be the funeral Mass of Rachel Chambers.

As you will be aware, there is a special Synod taking place in Rome last October and this October to consider how we can enable more people to participate in the life of the Church and its mission to society. To prepare for the next phase of the Synod, Cardinal Nichols has asked each parish to hold a meeting and send a report of our discussion to him. Our meeting will be held on Thursday March 7 at 6.30pm in the Newman Room, with soup, bread and cheese. More details will be given nearer the time, but please mark the date in your diaries and do you best to attend as your views are important.

The Cardinal has also asked that we hold a special Day of Prayer on Friday, March 8, for the Holy Land. Please remember this intention in your prayers that day.

On Saturday March 9 we have our monthly Medjugorje healing Ministry after the 12 noon Mass with anointing of the Sick.

At the suggestion of the Parish Council, we now have a special book at the back of Church where you can record your birthdays: please write your name and birthday clearly so we can celebrate them at our daily Mass.

We will also have a special Book of Condolences available at the back of Church when a funeral is coming up. You are welcome to write a short message in it.

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, has written a letter to the faithful of his diocese. Among the many who offer their insights and concerns, this is a uniquely authentic voice. The letter is available at https://www.lpj.org/posts/letter-to-the-entire-diocese.html.

The Friends of the Holy Land seem able to get financial aid directly into Gaza. If you would like to assist with this aid you can donate to Friends of the Holy Land at https://www.friendsoftheholyland.org.uk/Appeal/donate

If you’d like to run the iconic London Marathon in 2024 and fundraise for refugees and asylum seekers, why not run with Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS)? You can find out more and apply at www.jrsuk.net/london-marathon/. The money that you raise will go directly to supporting destitute refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

Whether you have been a regular practising Catholic or not in the past, we welcome you to worship with us on Sunday, and to let us know any ways you would like to contribute to our parish life, or in which we can be of help to you.

Our parish office is open Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm, when Mariella, our parish secretary, is there to welcome you and answer any questions you have.

Please introduce yourselves to me after Sunday Mass, or during the week, and may God bless you.

Welcome-from-Fr.-Keith
Mgr. Keith Barltrop, Parish Priest