The period between Ascension Day and Pentecost is a time to be marked with prayer:
  1. Prayer for the coming of the Holy Spirit, that we may be renewed by the gifts of the Spirit and show in our lives the fruits of the Spirit
  2. In recent years this time has also been a special ecumenical moment of prayer for evangelisation with the Thy Kingdom Come initiative.
  3. Our bishops have also offered us a Novena of Prayer for the Care of Creation which I have made available  here.



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

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 are pleased to be open, but we do so respecting the restrictions listed in our Risk Assessment to ensure we are Covid secure

However, there are limits on how many people may attend church for any event and so we do urge you to book in for Sunday and Holy Day masses and other major events on our events page.

We are dependent on sufficient volunteers to enable us to open safely. If you can help please sign up on our online rota.

Reconciliation At the present time the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment.



The Parish Office is now open again, however, we ask that people contact the office by e-mail or telephone rather than in person.

The Parish Centre is also beginning to open with various types of activity being permitted at various dates in the ‘road map’. Thus educational events may now happen but social events are not permitted until June 21st at the earliest.





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.

Make yourself known to Fr. Philip after mass or at the Presbytery (office hours are shown on the weekly Newsletter/Mass sheet.)

Separate forms for additional adults, please.