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We look forward to welcoming you to St Michael's Croydon in Holy Week and at Easter.


Our Holy Week liturgies are celebrated with full Catholic ceremonial and there will be beautiful music too.


Our Holy Week preacher will be Fr Oswin Gartside CR, the Superior of the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield.

Fr Oswin and the Parish Clergy will be glad to hear confessions during Holy Week. There are advertised times or you can make an appointment with one of the priests.

Here are the details of the main Holy Week Services.

Palm Sunday 


Masses with Blessing of Palms at 9am (Said) & 11am (Solemn Sung)

Devotional Performance of Stainer's Crucifixion at 4pm

Monday 3rd April


Confessions between 11am and 12 noon (Fr Oswin CR)

Mass and short homily at 12.30pm

Tuesday 4th April


Chrism Mass at St Andrew's Holborn at 11am

The Mass will be celebrated by Jonathan, our Bishop

Nearest station: City Thameslink

Wednesday 5th April


Confessions between 11am and 11.45am (Fr Tim)

Stations of the Cross at 11.45am

Mass and short homily at 12.30pm

The Sacred Triduum

Maundy Thursday, 6th April

Mass of the Lord's Supper, Transfer of the Holy Eucharist and Vigil at the Altar of Repose

The Mass begins at 8pm and includes the washing of feet. 

After Mass the stripping of the altars takes place and the vigil lasts until Midnight.

Worshippers are free to come and go as they wish during the watch.

Good Friday, 7th April 

Day of Fasting & Abstinence


Confessions between 12 noon and 1pm

Liturgy of the Passion and Death of the Lord at 1.30pm

Holy Saturday, 8th April

Office of Readings & Morning Prayer at 9.30am

Easter Vigil at 8.30pm

Easter Day, 9th April

Mass at 9am

Pontifical Mass with Baptisms & Confirmations at 11am

Celebrant: The Rt Revd Peter Wheatley

Solemn Evensong & Benediction at 3.30pm

Beyond Holy Week, St Michael's is a Daily Mass parish.

Here are the regular Mass times:

Sundays at 9am & 11am (Solemn Sung)

Monday - Friday at 12.30pm

(on Bank Holidays Mass is at 11.00am)

Saturdays at 11.00am

The Church is open from around 11am every weekday for personal prayer.

Solemn Evensong & Benediction is usually celebrated on the first and third Sunday of the month at 3.30pm (except in August).

Thank you for visiting our website.

We hope to welcome you to St Michael's in person soon.

St Michael's Croydon exterior, 28-Jan-20

At the Heart of Croydon since 1871.


We are a Church of England parish

in the Croydon Episcopal Area

of the Diocese of Southwark.

We receive pastoral and sacramental care from the Bishop of Fulham.

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The Mass is celebrated with traditional solemnity every day in our beautiful church. On Sundays and Holy Days our worship is adorned by the music of our choir and organ.

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