Advent Update

The current numbers of infections in Royston are concerning but the level of hospitalisation locally remains low. However, in accordance with our agreed road map we shall not introduce any further relaxations to the way we gather for mass at this time.

The Bishops’ Conference have issued an important statement Honouring Sunday. This restates the importance of the Sunday Eucharist and the importance of the Sunday obligation as part of Divine Law. However, the Bishops also recognise that the pandemic is not over and that some may find it difficult to attend mass at this time. All Catholics are encouraged to consider their own response to God’s call and gift of love in the Holy Eucharist.

As we continue our parish re-boot we have reviewed several of our ministries. New guidelines for readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are now available.

One fun forthcoming event is our cracker making workshop on December 4th.

An essential theme for our new start is participation. Pope Francis has called the next Synod of Bishops on the theme: Synodality: communion, participation and mission. This sums up what we need to be and what we need to do. We must listen respectfully to each other and come to a common mind and commitment, we must foster that spiritual unity and fellowship that is communion, all our called to full, active and conscious participation, and this has outcomes in our shared mission. We in the parish and though the Diocese will be journeying together with our brothers and sisters throughout the world over the next few months. Please share you insights. 

Please read carefully, think and pray about the process outlined in the participant’s guide available at  A printed version is available in Church.  In our Parish we will have an open meeting, our own Parish Synod, which will include our short Parish AGM, beginning at 2:30pm on Saturday 6th November in Church.



A very warm welcome to the parish of St Thomas of Canterbury & The English Martyrs in Royston, part of the Diocese of Westminster.

You are welcome onsite or online.

Our usual times of mass are:

Sunday: (Saturday Vigil 6.30pm), 9am, 10.30am.
For weekday Mass times please see Church Newsletter 

Most weeks the usual pattern is
Tuesday 7:30pm
Wednesday 9:15am
Thursday 9:15am
Friday 9:15am

The Sunday 9am Mass, most weekday masses and several other events are usually on our Facebook page 

Whether you are a current parishioner, new to the parish or just wanting to find out more, we hope that we can be of help to you.

Our postal address is 6 Melbourn Road, Royston, Herts SG8 7DB. You will find us on the West side of the A10 just North of the central roundabout, towards Cambridge.

The Parish Priest is Fr Philip Knights

You can contact us on 01763 243117.


We’re keen to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us!

New to the Parish?

Please click HERE to download a registration form then print, complete and return the form.

Do please make yourself known to Fr Philip after mass.

Separate forms for additional adults, please.