Mass Times

Sunday Mass times: 6pm (vigil), 8am, 9.30am, 11am, 12.30am, 2.15pm (polish)

Weekday Mass times: Monday, Tuesday 8.30am & 12noon; Wednesday, Thursday 12noon only; Friday 6pm; Saturday 11am

Confession: Friday 6.30-7.15pm; Saturday 11.30-12.30pm & 5-5.45pm and on request

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Tuesday between 8.30 and 12noon Masses; Friday 6.30pm-7.15pm. Adoration is concluded with solemn benediction

Due to the changing health situation and other commitments Mass times may change. All times can be confirmed by referring to the latest Newsletter

Christmas Mass Times

Vigil Mass (Friday 24 December): 5pm, 7pm

Midnight Mass (Friday 24 December): 10.30pm

Mass at Dawn (Saturday 25 December): 8am

Mass during the Day (Saturday 25 December): 9.30am, 11am

Mass of the Holy Family (Sunday 26 December): 8am, 9.30am, 11am

Polish Mass: 8.30pm (Christmas vigil Mass), 2.15pm (Christmas Mass during the Day), 2.15pm (Mass of the Holy Family)

Welcome to the website of the Catholic Church of Holy Rood, Watford.  The church was built by J.F. Bentley over twelve years, with its completion and dedication taking place in 1900. Today the parish serves the southern and western areas of Watford below the great north-western rail line. Here you will find information about the parish including the times of Mass, parish contacts for other sacramental preparation and the history of the parish.

Location of the Church

The parish is located in the centre of Watford, within a 10 minute walk of Watford High Street Overground station and 15 minutes of Watford Junction and Watford Metropolitan Underground Station. The nearest carpark to the parish is citipark church street.

Livestreaming of Masses

Restrictions regarding the attendance of Mass have now ended. There is no booking system or any need to reserve places at our Masses. We do ask those who can to wear facemasks. We also provide sanitiser and all ministers of Holy Communion sanitise their hands prior to distribution of Holy Communion.

The Sunday 8am, 9.30am, 11am and 12.30 Masses are normally livestreamed in the parish, alongside funerals and weddings when requested. Sunday Masses can be viewed at the video below, services in the week and past services can be viewed at If there are technical difficulties Mass can also be livestreamed from a number of locations at