Welcome

Welcome to St Mellitus Catholic Church website. We
are a parish in the diocese of Westminster, covering the western part of the
Finsbury 
Park area of north London. Some years ago we counted over 70 countries as the origin of our congregation. Canon John O'Leary is the Parish Priest.

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES TO CELEBRATE THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD

Monday 24 December: 6:30pm Vigil Mass of Christmas - especially for children

11:30pm Carols & Readings before Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: Mass at 8:30am & 10:30am

(No evening Mass).

We wish a blessed and grace-filled Christmas Season.

Mass Times: Sunday - Vigil Sat. 6:30pm, 10:30am and 6:30 pm
                  Weekdays - 9am Mon. Tue, Thurs. Fri; 9:15am Wed (9am during schools holidays);                                             10am Sat.

The ceremony to mark the inauguration of our weapons' disposal bin on Sunday, 28 October, 2018. Please pray that the bin will contribute significantly towards the saving of lives, especially those of young people, so many of whom have been killed on our streets in recent years. May the bin be a sign of hope that, whatever the reason for carrying weapons, there is another path to take other than violence. Thank you/
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
Mondays: 9:00am
Tuesdays: 9:00am 
Wednesdays: 9:15am (during school term time. otherwise 9:00am)
Thursdays: 9:00am
Fridays: 9:00am 
Saturdays: 10:00am. 

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.  communitylss@hotmail.com