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.
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!
Tom, AA (Parish Priest)
Daily Mass audio and video recordings click below
Updated by 1130am daily
Service sheet for our Carol Service livestreamed Sunday 20th December at 3pm and posted as video later click below
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
Recordings of recent Funerals
Letter from Cardinal Vincent Nichols 201227 Pastoral Letter – Holy Family
Reflections by Fr Tom & Fr Euloge
For all other homilies please go to the homily archive page Homily archive page
The church is open from 9.30-10.30 am daily for Mass – you can recycle items at this time quietly
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.