St. Ann’s Parish is part of the Roman Catholic Church
in the Archdiocese of Southwark.
St. Ann’s makes visible the compassionate and unconditional love and mercy of God in our community.
CALL TO BE AN EVANGELISER
Pope Francis' constant refrain :
"Go forth" evangelize, help the poor.
The Holy Spirit is the protagonist of evangelization.
The missionary church is a praying church. The history of missions is a history of prayer. Everything vital to the success of the world’s evangelization hinges on prayer.
Archbishop John Wilson is calling us to be an evangelising and missionary archdiocese. This will not be possible without prayer.
As we pray for our Church, we also pray that we are renewed.
VOLUNTEERING AT THE PARISH
At St. Ann’s Parish we are always grateful to hear
from anyone who is willing to help us out, either remotely or in person with our Masses or who would be willing to volunteer in other ways such as a steward at the start of the
Mass or to oversee the church during other liturgies or carry out the Liturgy readings during Mass.
Members of our parish or visitors to this site may be
interested in browsing websites to deepen our understanding of the Catholic faith.
The sites below are a useful selection--click on links to open respective web pages :
Masses and other services
Weekend Mass Times
Saturday : 10:00 am
6:00 pm (Sunday's Vigil Mass)
Sunday : 10:30 am
Weekday Mass Times
Monday to Friday--10:00 am
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament :
Every Thursday from 9:10 am to 9:55 am.
Holy Rosary :
Every Wednesday from 9:35 am.
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CATECHESIS - FAITH FORMATION
Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. It marks the start of the Church’s liturgical year. In 2023, we enter Cycle B.
Advent comes from the Latin adventus, meaning ‘arrival’ or ‘coming’. It’s a key time in which we prepare ourselves to celebrate the Lord coming into the world as the incarnate God of love. The beginning of a new liturgical year, the beginning of the season of Advent offers us an opportunity for every one of us to review our relationship with God and ourselves. We always need to place Him at the centre of our lives, our world and universe. When God is given priority and when God’s values guide our thoughts, words and actions, we contribute to the betterment of our world and our wellbeing. “But strive first for the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” [Matthew 6:33].
ADVENT WREATH :
Traditionally, Advent wreaths are constructed of a circle of evergreen branches into which four candles are inserted, representing the four weeks of Advent.
Ideally, three candles are purple and one is rose, but white candles can also be used.
The purple candles in particular symbolize the prayer, penance, and preparatory sacrifices and goods works undertaken at this time.
The rose candle is lit on the third Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, when the priest also wears rose vestments at Mass.
Gaudete Sunday is the Sunday of rejoicing, because the faithful have arrived at the midpoint of Advent, when their preparation is now half over and they are close to Christmas.
The progressive lighting of the candles symbolizes the expectation and hope surrounding our Lord’s first coming into the world and the anticipation of his second coming to judge the living and the dead.
Blessing of an Advent Wreath
The use of the Advent Wreath is a traditional practice which has found its place in the Church as well as in the home. The blessing of an Advent Wreath takes place on the First Sunday of Advent or on the evening before the First Sunday of Advent.
Lord our God,
we praise you for your Son, Jesus Christ
He is Emmanuel, the hope of the peoples,
He is the wisdom that teaches & guides us,
He is the Saviour of every nation.
let your blessing come upon us
as we light the candles of this wreath.
May the wreath and its light be a sign of Christ’s promise to bring us salvation.
May he come quickly and not delay.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”: O come, desire of nations, bind in one the hearts of humankind; bid ev’ry sad division cease and be thyself our Prince of peace. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police using 999 if a child or adult is believed
to be in immediate danger.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS within the Parish
Two Independent schools
HOLY CROSS Preparatory School
George Road, Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey, KT2 7NU
Website : www.holycrossprepschool.co.uk
MARYMOUNT International School
George Rd, Surrey, KT2 7PE
Website : www.marymountlondon.com
Please click here for more details
WELCOME TO THE...
Archdiocese of Southwark
St. Ann’s Parish
A united Church : one in God
A sincere and warm welcome to all our parishioners and visitors who worship and praise God together at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Parish.
Welcome message from the Clergy and Parish Team
Welcome to St. Ann’s Parish.
New Parishioner's :
Please take a Parish Registration Form from the website or the back of the church and kindly fill it out and return it to the parish office as it is important to do this.
For the Parishioner registration form...Click here
The Passage, a Catholic charity working with homeless people is raising
funds through a Christmas Carol Service. Date : Thursday 14th December 2023. Carol Service starts at 6pm. Post-service reception starts at 7.15pm. For more, see this link Click here
Preparation for getting married in the Church
You must give a minimum period of 6 months notice before the day of marriage. Couples or individuals should speak to the parish Priest so the
necessary preparations can take place.
Marriage Preparation Courses are provided by the Archdiocese of Southwark.
All who wish their children to be baptized at St. Ann’s, please complete the Baptism Form and submit it to the Parish Office.
CONTACT US/FIND US
The St Ann's church address and contact details :
St. Ann's R.C. Church,
St. Ann's House,
Tel: 020 8546 8732
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.stanns-kingstonhill.org.uk
Please follow this link for Google map directions
to St. Ann's RC Parish Kingston Hill.