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



Parishioners have asked
how they can continue
their weekly contribution.


They can either mail it or drop it through the letterbox at
201 Cheam Common Road, KT4 8SX.

Alternatively, if you would prefer
to make a Bank Transfer or
complete a Standing Order Form
 please contact the Parish Office
on 0208 337 1782
or email
worcesterpark@rcaos.org.uk
 for details.

Cheques should be payable
 to St. Matthias Church.

If you wish to make an Easter Offering for the Priest as he receives
no salary please remember to add a note to identify it as ‘Easter Offering’.

Thank you for your support.



For this week’s Mass intentions please visit
the ‘Parish News’ page.



100 year celebration
Archdiocese of Southwark Statement from Archbishop John Wilson

To the Catholic Church in
the Archdiocese of Southwark
following the Prime Minister’s Address
to the Nation concerning the Coronavirus


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ 

In his Address to the Nation the Prime Minister outlined the necessary steps that we must now take to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.

The Government has mandated the ‘closure of all shops selling non-essential goods, including clothing and electronic stores, and other premises including libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, and places of worship.’

This means that, until further notice, and with immediate effect, all the churches and chapels within the Archdiocese of Southwark, together with their associated halls, must now close their doors to the public.

This policy must be implemented without exception.

It is imperative that we, the clergy, consecrated religious, and laity of the Archdiocese of Southwark, comply fully with these directives.

This is an essential component of our contribution to fighting the Coronavirus and living out the Lord Jesus’ commandment to ‘love our neighbour.’ (Mk 12:31)

Given that our priests live adjacent to their churches, there will still be the private celebration of Mass each day, but there must be no additional people present other than the priest himself.

The doors to all our churches and chapels must remain permanently locked until these restrictions are lifted.

The Prime Minster also stated that all social events, including weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies, but excluding funerals, must cease.

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have already put in place restrictive measures in relation to baptisms, marriages and funerals which must continue to be followed.

Although we are socially isolate from each other, we are not isolate from Christ.

Now is a time to strengthen our spiritual bonds of connection through personal prayer and the intensification of our inner relationship with Christ.

We will continue to use social media to sustain our communal online presence, with the live-streaming of Mass and devotions from different churches within our Archdiocese and beyond.

For the time being, our buildings must close; but our hearts must open wider, expanding with love for Christ and others.

Dear friends, the yearning in our hearts for the Eucharist and for fellowship with one another must sustain us until we come, once more, to gather at the altar to offer together the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

We take inspiration from the Apostle St Paul writing to the first Christians in Rome: ‘…hardship develops perseverance, perseverance develops character, character produces hope and hope does not disappoint, since the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit given to us.’ (Rom 5:3-5)

We are people of profound hope.

We will remain firm in faith and generous in charity, through Christ the ‘hope of glory,’ alive within us. (cf. Col 1:27)

Let us pray for all those working to overcome the effects of the Coronavirus and all those affected by it.br />
Please also be sure of my prayers for you, for your families and for your loved ones.

And, please, pray for me and all your bishops, priest, and deacons, who hold you in their hearts and prayers.

With every blessing

Yours devotedly in Christ
100 year celebration
The Most Reverend John Wilson
Archbishop of Southwark


Given at Archbishop’s House, Southwark,
23 March 2020



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Welcome to the Web Site for the Catholic Parish of St. Matthias, Worcester Park, in the Archdiocese of Southwark.

Our 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,
SM3 9HY
- 020 8337 4566

Corpus Christi Primary, Chestnut Grove,
KT3 3JU
- 020 8942 2645

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

Richard Challoner Secondary Boy's,
Manor Drive North,
KT3 5PE
- 020 8330 5947

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