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St. Matthias, Cheam Common Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8SX. Bus routes: 151, 213, 613, 627, 668, K10, N213

Hello Everyone,
You are very much in my prayers
at Mass each day.

Thank you  for your continued
 financial support of our Parish.

If you would like our Bank details
 please contact me 
on 0208 337 1782
or email

You can also make a donation online at:

Just remember to add:
“I would like my donation to go to
St. Matthias, Worcester Park”

Mass Intentions
3rd ~ 9th August

Monday 3rd August
Max Galvis

Tuesday 4th August
Ann and Tom Egan

Wednesday 5th August
w/b Michael Walsh

Thursday 6th August
Danielle, Sidney & Geoffrey Holyoake

Friday 7th August
Intentions of the Donor

Saturday 8th August
6.30pm Deceased of the Hagan family

Sunday 9th August
9.30am Alfredo Gali

11.15am People of the Parish

Thank you to the Stewards and Cleaners who have made
it possible to have weekend public Masses again.

If anyone would like to join the rota please contact Fr. Kevan.

This weekend 114 people came to Mass. Thank you.

It would be nice to celebrate a public weekday Mass again on a Thursday.

To achieve this we would also need volunteer Stewards and Cleaners like the weekend Masses.

The main job is to be available 30 minutes before Mass to help Fr Kevan seat people appropriately and to stay behind after Mass to help wipe the pews.

They should not be 'clinically vulnerable, self-isolating or shielding'.

If you would like to volunteer as a Steward and Cleaner please contact Fr. Kevan.

If you wish to have a Mass offered for an intention please complete place it in an envelope and include your Gift Aid number if you have one and post it in the Presbytery, next door at 201.

Alternatively contact Father on 020 8337 1782 or

Mass at Saint Matthias

We have started to celebrate public Mass again at St. Matthias beginning with three weekend Masses.

Saturday at 6.30pm, followed by Sunday at 9.30am and 11.15am.

The Church will open 20 minutes before Mass and close immediately after for cleaning.

Public Masses can only be celebrated if we follow strict Government guidelines and regulations.

This is to help keep everyone safe.

We are following the 1 metre + rule so there is a limited number of seats.

You must also wear a face mask or covering.

The lavatories must remain closed.

1) No one with flu-like symptoms should attend Mass

2) There is no obligation to attend Mass
We can attend Mass if we are confident that we can do so safely. It is acceptable to continue watch Mass online and receive Spiritual Communion. The necessary resources for this are available on the Parish website at

3) One way system
We enter using the front doors of the Church and exit the Church using the door next to St. Joseph’s Altar and then the back door of the Parish Centre. DO NOT Enter by the back door.

4) Track and Trace
All members of the congregation must bring with them a piece of paper giving their names and contact details for every Mass they attend.

Click here for a suggested mini-form that can be printed.

These must be deposited on entry. The information will be stored for 21 days and then destroyed in compliance with Data Protection guidelines. This requirement is part of the Government’s 'Track and Trace' system.

5) Face covering
We are keeping the one metre plus rule for Social Distancing in Church. Therefore everyone who can must wear a face covering. Those who can’t wear a face covering should keep at least 2 metres distance. If people forget, we will try to provide a suitable mask.

6) Hand Sanitizer must be used on entry and exit.

7) Capacity in Church To maintain Social Distancing
Half the pews are taped off and cannot be used. Please follow the instructions of the Stewards who will show you to your seat. Please do not change seats. At any Mass, if the Church is full, no-one else can come in. I hope this doesn’t happen. But we have to accept that this is a possibility. It’s about keeping one another safe and fulfilling the required conditions to open. If we don’t limit numbers, we are not allowed to open for Public Masses.

As there is no Sunday Obligation, it is acceptable to continue watch Mass online and receive Spiritual Communion. The necessary resources for this are available on the Parish website at

8) Cash and Gift Aid envelopes can be left in the collection baskets next to the internal Church doors.

9) Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

10) The Sacristy is closed to parishioners.

11) Familiar elements of the Mass, which aren’t currently possible There will be no Altar Servers. The Scripture readings will be done by the Priest. There will be no congregational singing. There will be no sharing of the Peace or Offertory Procession. Sadly we cannot safely have Children’s Liturgy. However, there are Children’s Liturgy resources available on the Parish website at

12) Receiving Holy Communion
We receive the host—the Body of Christ on the hand at arm’s length. Only the Priest receives the Precious Blood from the Chalice. We will be using the following option suggested by the Bishops:

The priest receives Holy Communion as described and immediately cleanses his paten and chalice. He then holds a reverent silence before the Prayer after Communion, giving the Blessing and dismissal.

At this point, the other Ministers of Holy Communion who will assist the priest come forward, cleanse their hands and receive Holy Communion under one kind.

They should then cleanse their hands again before receiving their ciborium from which they remove the covering or pall if it is still in place.

They then move to the points for distribution and communicants are stewarded forward in an orderly manner to receive Holy Communion as above, and then
immediately leave the Church via the rear door next to
St. Joseph’s Altar.

The remaining Blessed Sacrament is placed into the Tabernacle and the vessels cleansed in the usual way.

When you come to receive Holy Communion or an individual blessing, please follow all directions given by the Priest and Stewards and do your best to maintain Social Distancing.

13) Please ensure you leave nothing behind.

14) Stewards
assist in making sure people are safely seated and in directing people coming for Holy Communion. After Mass stewards and/or cleaners assist in wiping down pews and mopping the floor. Ideally we need two Stewards/Cleaners at each Mass.

Please consider being a steward/cleaner. The main job is to be available 30 minutes before Mass to help Fr Kevan seat people appropriately and to stay behind after Mass to help wipe the pews and/or mop the floor. They should not be 'clinically vulnerable, self isolating or shielding'.

Gift Aid Envelopes

If you usually have a box of envelopes, you will be aware that at the current time we are unable to distribute the new boxes.

If you wish to continue posting your contribution through the Presbytery letterbox and you have run out of the Gift Aid envelopes please remember to add your name and, if you can, your unique Gift Aid number.

The number is located on the front bottom left hand side of the usual Gift Aid envelope.

You may wish to consider making donations to the parish by standing order instead.

Please contact Fr. Kevan for a copy of the bank form.

Alternatively, you can make online donations, details below.

Online donations   It is now possible to make an online donation to
St. Matthias by following the Just Giving link

It is very important that you include the message “I would like my donation to go to St. Matthias, Worcester Park.” Otherwise we will not receive it.


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Or use CAFOD’s Summer of Hope fundraising ideas with your family and friends to transform lockdown and raise money for the appeal:

Please consult the news page on the parish website for
the latest Mass intentions.

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Children’s Liturgy:

Prayers during a time of Flu and illness:

When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly:

When a Funeral cannot be attended:

Advice and suggestions for how Catholics can protect their mental health during the challenging time we face due to Coronavirus:

Ministry to the Sick:

Catholic Bishops Conference:

Staying at home: a new resource for young people
Southwark Catholic Youth Service has worked with some 6th form students on a mini-series ‘Christ is Alive’. This is an invitation for young people to focus on staying spiritually healthy and to ponder some of the big questions about life, through journaling and prayer.

This may be particularly relevant during this difficult time of lockdown.

Aid to the Church in Need children’s Bible stories’ project

Catholic Mum
A packed website full of interesting articles, gospel reflections,
culture and fun for the family:

Welcome to the Web Site for the Catholic Parish of St. Matthias, Worcester Park, in the Archdiocese of Southwark. > r Parish is a lively Catholic community situated on the borders of three Boroughs, Sutton, Kingston, and Epsom & Ewell. It stretches from the A3 in the north to the A24 in the south and includes Worcester Park, Malden Manor, Old Malden, Malden Green, and areas of New Malden, Motspur Park and North Cheam. That area of the Parish in the Borough of Epsom and Ewell is in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton but served from St. Matthias.

We hope you find our site useful. It will provide details about the Parish and local Catholic institutions including schools. There is also information about the Sacraments and many useful links.

Schools in the Parish and local area

St. Cecilia's Primary School, London Road,
- 020 8337 4566

Corpus Christi Primary, Chestnut Grove,
- 020 8942 2645

St. Clement's Primary, Fennell's Mead,
KT17 1TX
- 020 8393 8789

Richard Challoner Secondary Boy's,
Manor Drive North,
- 020 8330 5947

The Holy Cross Secondary Girl's,
Sandal Road,
KT3 5AR - 020 8395 4225
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