to St Mellitus Catholic Church website. We
are a parish in the diocese of Westminster, covering the western part of the
Park area of north London. Some years ago we counted over 70 countries as the origin of our congregation.
Fr John O'Leary, for the last five years the Cardinal's secretary and before that parish priest of Our Lady and St Joseph, Kingsland (Balls Pond Road, N1), became parish priest here on the 11th April 2016.
Our Patron Saint
St Mellitus was a Roman monk, sent by Pope St Gregory the Great in 601 to follow St Augustine in Britain. After 3 years in Kent among the East Saxons, he became the first Bishop of London. When he refused Holy Communion to members of the royal family who had reverted to paganism, he was banished to France. In 619 he was recalled, became 3rd Archbishop of Canterbury, and died in 624. A suitable candidate as patron saint of asylum seekers.
The parish supports the cause of the Austrian Blessed Franz Jaegerstaetter. Born 20th May 1907, he refused to join the army in 1943 on the ground that Nazism was anti-Catholic and executed at Brandenburg on 9th August 1943. He was beatified on 26th October 2007 at Linz.
OUR THANKS to Ales Benca for restoring the parish website in June 2010, and to Marian Juhas for transferring it to our domain.
Last updated 2nd April 2016
Normal Mass times - for variations, see the current newsletter.
(Saturday 6.30pm Vigil Mass); Sundays: 10.30am, 6:30pm
Wednesdays: 9:30am (attended by Christ the King School during term time)
Holy days of obligation: 9.30am and 6.30pm
The offices on the side of the church are used by CARIS which runs bereavement counselling and organises the winter shelter scheme for Islington.
Tel: 0207 281 5200.
The office of Community Language Support Services is on the ground floor of the presbytery. Founded by Eritrean women, it provides legal and housing assistance to immigrants in Amharic, Arabic, English, Somali, French, Tigre and Tigrinya.
Tel: 0207 281 3228. firstname.lastname@example.org