Peace of Our Lord Be With You, A Warm Welcome to Our Parish
St. James the Great
Here is a brief history of St. James the Great which aims to give an impression and atmosphere of the
growth of the Parish rather than a systematic account. These snapshots, based on a variety of written sources,
leave many gaps. Not written here are the memories that Parish members carry in their minds and hearts,
those whose early faith journey began at St.James’ and those who joined the Parish later.
There is no attempt here to give a description of the initiatives, achievements and future plans of the
Parish at the present time in the year of its Centenary. Please read [more]
Please Join Us for Mass
A warm welcome to St. James the Great RC Church, Peckham Rye.
For over a hundred years countless Christians and visitors of every faith and none have crossed the threshold of this holy place, sensing the presence of God and filling it with prayer and contemplation.
St. James the Great is a vibrant parish Church where the community is always being built and extended; a living house of prayer where Holy Mass is offered over Five times every week and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at each Mass.
Rt. Rev. Fr. Jack John Dillon
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.
A QUICK PICK AT OUR RECENT EVENTS GALLERY
What happens next depends partly on local circumstances, partly on how much faith background you have and of what type. Many parishes have a small group of Catholics and “enquirers” meeting together once a week for several months or longer to explore what being a Catholic means. At the end of this process, known as the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) those who wish and are ready become Catholics, usually at Easter.
Who can be baptised at Westminster Cathedral?
Through the Sacrament of Baptism one becomes a member of the Catholic Church. Parents who would like to have their child baptised will need to take part in the preparation programme for this sacrament. To have your child baptised at the Cathedral, you must either live within the parish boundaries, or attend Mass here. Otherwise, we may require written permission from your parish priest. Click here for more details.
St. James the Great
Roman Catholic Church, Peckham Rye
Full Address/ Email:
45 Elm Grove
London, SE15 5DD UK.
Phone: 0207 639 1947
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