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Welcome to
St Mary’s Church,

The Catholic Church of St Mary’s Harvington, shrine of St John Wall and the English Martyrs, was built in 1825.



In a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the doors of St Marys were locked to visitors from Sunday 22nd March 2020. It was with great joy that the doors were reopened 99 days later, on Monday 29th June to allow visitors an opportunity for private, individual prayer. An even greater blessing is that from Saturday 4th July  the celebration of Mass is permitted again in churches throughout England.

EVERY DAY IS SUNDAY! During these times of restriction, the obligation to attend Mass each Sunday is suspended. We are encouraged by the Church to stagger our attendance at Mass to include weekdays to avoid over-capacity on Sunday. Hopefully the five Masses available each week at St Mary’s will provide an opportunity for all. Please see the newsletter for details; attendance at the weekend Masses inside St Marys need to be booked in advance by email.

Many things will look and be different now Mass is resumed at St Mary’s but as in the four-hundred-year tradition of our parish, we will undoubtedly adapt, survive and rejoice.


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Mass Times

As noted above, in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in church.  This will apply to all churches in England and Wales from Friday, 20th March 2020, until further notice. 

Preparation and reception of sacraments

For more information about the preparation and receipt of sacraments please contact the Parish Priest.