Welcome to the webpages of the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew, Hitchin.

Here you will find information about us including Mass times, Parish contacts, Sacramental Preparation, Parish Groups and Volunteering opportunities. We are delighted you have found our site and hope it provides you with the information you need.

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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Through his healing, his death and resurrection, we know that Jesus came to heal us and give us life. Jesus faced down sin in a way that led to greater harmony and wholeness. We are facing down the Coronavirus by reaching out to those who are self-isolating and social-distancing themselves; a process that is making the whole community (or better) our family stronger. It reveals the deep care and love we have for each other. Celebrating mass without your presence is emotionally distressing although I feel your spiritual presence even more strongly. The generosity and help you give to so many is a true sign of hope for the future. Despite the suffering and evil caused by the virus, the days and weeks ahead will be filled with God’s blessing for each of you – those you serve and those you love. We can proudly proclaim together: God reigns! God reigns! God reigns!

Yours faithfully,
Tom, AA (Parish Priest)

Face Coverings Face coverings are mandatory in Places of Worship from Saturday 8th August 2020.  

We are celebrating Mass daily at 10am. We have room for 26 household groups (any number who are living in the same house) We would ask that if you can come to Mass during the week that you do so and leave Saturday and Sunday for those people who are working during the week or who have children at school. 

Private prayer in church Monday – Friday We can offer limited opportunities for the church to be open for private prayer in addition to the Mass. Rob or Trish will be stewarding so it is dependent on their availability and we will include the times in the newsletter and on the website.

Mon 21/9 Tue 22/9 Wed 23/9 Thur 24/9 Fri 25/9
12-1pm 12-1pm 12-1pm 12-1pm 12-1pm

Fr Tom letter on re-opening      Guidelines to coming to the church

Click for an audio recording of Daily Mass at Our Lady’s

Mass is at 10am daily and so please note for those who are still accessing live or by video here the change in time.  To access Mass live click on https://www.facebook.com/trish.bonnett          and for a video of that Mass click below

Click for a video of Daily Mass at Our Lady’s


Click for a video of Tom McNicholas Funeral at Our Lady’s

Click for an audio recording of Tom McNicholas funeral at Our Lady’s


Click for a video of Mary Deuchar Funeral at Our Lady’s

Click for an audio recording of Mary Deuchar funeral at Our Lady’s


Updated about 1130am daily

Letter from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England and Wales 24/6/2020

2020.06.24 – Archbishops Letter

Reflections by Fr Tom & Fr Euloge

Reflection Tuesday Week 25 – 2020

Reflection Monday Week 25 – St Matthew 2020

Homily 25th Sunday Year A 2020

Reflection Saturday Week 24 St Theodore of Tarsus 2020

For all other homilies please go to the homily archive page Homily archive page

Video from the Cardinal for 24/3/2020 https://youtu.be/W5s_4EwRm4s

Pastoral Letter from Cardinal Vincent for Sunday of 4th Week of Lent 200322 Pastoral Letter – Coronavirus

Click here to read an article about the Dowry of Mary.

Click below for our Welcome Pack or pick up a pack from our church porch

Welcome Pack 2019

Click here for the Message from Pope Francis on the occasion of Peace Sunday 2020

All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK are required by the government to apply through its Settlement Scheme to continue living, working and accessing services here. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021.

For more information on how this affects the parish, please see the EU Settlement Scheme page.