Events this week

Please note the following events, which were missed from the parish newsletter:

on Tuesday 19th March there is a meeting of the friends of St Eugene at 7pm in de maenad House, Chamber St. All welcome!

on Thursday 21st March the next meeting of the First Communion children takes place at English Martyrs School, St Mark St  at 4 pm. This is a re-arranged meeting, following postponement of an earlier scheduled meeting.

Gift Aid

Envelopes for the new tax year are now available in the right-hand rear area of the Church. If you need more information, or would like to sign up for the GiftAid scheme for the coming year, please contact Pauline Small, the parish GiftAid organiser on

Please consider joining this very worthwhile scheme, which enables the parish to increase the value of any donation you make, if you are a UK taxpayer.

New Parish Priest, and appeal for volunteers

In November 2018 we welcomed our new parish priest, Father Alex, who took over from Father Danny. A special service was held to thank Father Danny for his 10 years of service to the parish. He has returned to his native Sri Lanka, where he will undertake new pastoral duties. In the New Year a call has gone out for volunteers to undertake parish roles such as readers, eucharistic ministers, cleaners, and singers for a parish choir. Please contact Fr Alex or fill out your name on the lists at the back of the church. We hope to set up a number of new rotas, once a list of volunteers is ready. Please support this initiative to draw in more support for parish activities.

Memories of English Martyrs

A research team from University College London and the Bartlett School of Architecture have conducted a major historical project, Survey of London, with particular emphasis on the history of East London buildings.  Here are the pages they and the parish have completed on English martyrs church. In the section on ‘Memories’ you can learn about the history of the parish through the lives of some of those who lived and worshipped here:

If you want to know more, please contact the project organiser Sarah Milne (