Welcome to the Catholic Parish of Hemel West!
The Reverend Father Brian McMahon
186 St Johns Road
Hertfordshire, HP1 1NR
The Reverend Deacon Simon Wright
Mrs Shirley Bailey
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The Sunday Obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and Holydays of Obligation remains suspended. It is unlikely that the Sunday Obligation will be re-instated until the First Sunday of Advent at the earliest, i.e. Sunday 28th November 2021.
It is strongly advised that you should wear a mask in church and mandatory if you are joining in with communal singing. Social distancing is no longer required, though there signs available for use if you wish to have space next to you. Pick one up from the steward. Please return the sign when you leave the church.
St Mark’s, our church at Warners End within the grounds of JFK secondary school, is currently not in use. We will not return for the Sunday Mass celebrated there on Sunday 21st at 12pm . All parishioners are encouraged to attend Mass at the parish church in Boxmoor, St Mary & St Joseph.
Revised Mass times for the parish have been issued and can be seen in the weekly newsletter.
You can pick up links to our latest newsletter in the About menu at the top of this page and the 12pm Sunday Mass livestream at the bottom of this page, by clicking on the YouTube icon.
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We are one of two parishes in the town of Hemel Hempstead. Fr Kim Addison is the parish priest of Hemel East. Our parishes co-operate on certain matters. For historical reasons each parish has two churches.
The parish of Hemel West is comprised of two churches. The parish church, Ss Mary & Joseph’s in St. John’s Road, BOXMOOR HP1 1NR and St. Mark’s church in Hollybush Lane, WARNERS END which is located in the grounds of John F Kennedy (JFK) Catholic Secondary School, HP1 2PH. The parish of Hemel West was created in 2019 by the merger of two parishes, St Mary & St Joseph’s and St Mark’s.