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 sacramental preparation and groups, how to become a Catholic and the history of the parish.

Due to funerals and other commitments Mass times may change. NEWSLETTER can be viewed above under News via News and Events.

Church Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8am-6pm

Wednesday 8am-4pm

Friday & Saturday 8am-7.30pm

Sunday 7.30am-3pm

Office Opening Times

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am-1pm & 1.30pm-3pm

Outside of these hours please leave a voicemail or send an email. These are checked regularly and will be answered as soon as possible.

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.

The parish office is located on Percy Road, next to the parish church. In-person office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-1pm, 1.30pm-3pm.

Livestreaming of Masses

The Sunday 8am, 9.30am, 11am and 12.30pm 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 on the parish Youtube channel.

If there are technical difficulties Mass can also be livestreamed from a number of locations, outlined on the Mass Times page of the website