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.

Fr Tom smiling 2

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  The take up of private prayer has been limited. We are suggesting now that if you want to come to the church to pray that you give Trish or Rob a ring (01462 459126 press 4) and if we are there we can open up for you then. This will be after 11am and most days til 4.30pm. There are some times in the afternoon that the church will be closed for cleaning.

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  Mass at with renewal of wedding vows for Denise and Daniel Omadeli

Click for a video of The opening event of Catholic practice of active Non-violence


Click for a video of the Season of Creation service

Click for a video of the final event of our Affirmation of non-violence week


Click for a video of Funeral of Harry Goodwin

Click for an audio recording of Funeral of Harry Goodwin


Click for a video of Funeral of Patricia May Shelley

Click for an audio recording of Funeral of Patricia May Shelley

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 Saturday Week 29 – 2020

Reflection Friday Week 29 – 2020

Reflection Thursday Week 29 St Pope John Paul II

Reflection Wednesday Week 29 -2020

Reflection Tuesday Week 29

Reflection Monday Week 29

Homily 29th Sunday Year A 2020

Reflection Saturday Week 28 St Ignatius of Antioch 2020

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

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.