Our parish of St Mary’s Cadogan Street is one of the oldest Roman Catholic parishes in Central London. Priests and people have met and offered Mass in various buildings around the parish since 1794. The church, rectory, almshouses and schools are only 4 minutes from Sloane Square and the underground station. Our area is filled with people both local and international. Many people have lived here all their lives but they are joined by a large number of people from other parts of Europe, the USA, the Philippines and people from South America and Africa. In fact the parish has a truly international feel about it.
Worship at St Mary’s is never dull. The Sunday masses are always offered with reverence but the style does vary. There is a relaxed 10am Mass where families squeeze in together with their buggies and children’s scooters, a more reflective Sung Mass filled primarily with young adults at 6.30pm and the Solemn Mass with its Latin chants and settings, sung by our totally volunteer Latin Choir at 11.30am; add to these a simple vigil Mass at 6.30pm on Saturday and you will realise that here is a church for anyone and everyone.
Over the last couple of years, the parish community has been working hard to renew itself and its buildings. The downstairs of the recently renovated Rectory is now used mainly for parish activities. It is bustling with life most days. In the church, the installation of a new heating system was completed last year and the 1960s wooden block floor was replaced with a stone tile one, more in fitting with the original Bentley design.
The church is open each day from 8am till 7pm and is an oasis of prayer and quiet for all sorts –not only catholic people. If you have found us because you are thinking to come to London then please visit us.
St Mary’s welcomes you
whether you come to us
via the website,
or the church door.