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.

Mass Times

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

Weekday Mass times: Monday, Tuesday, 8.30am, 12noon; Wednesday 12noon, Thursday 12noon; 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 before 12noon Masses; Friday 6.30pm-7.15pm. Adoration is concluded with solemn benediction

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

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 limiting numbers attending of Mass have now ended. There is no booking system or any need to reserve places at our 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