Saint John's

Catford & Downham Team Ministry

Welcome from the Rector

Welcome to St John the Baptist, Catford!

We are a thriving Church of England parish church located between Lewisham and Bromley. We worship in the modern catholic tradition and seek to serve all in our local community through a range of outreach activities and events. We are part of the Catford (Southend) and Downham Team which has four churches, each with a distinctive ethos and pattern of worship. Our main service is the Parish Mass on Sunday morning at 1030. This involves servers, incense, great music and is open to all. We also have an afternoon service [email protected] which is informal - worship songs, guest speakers, prayers and fellowship. 

Most Sundays we also run Children's Church in three age groups in the hall and we have many children involved throughout our church activities. There is a thriving Youth Group and we also run weekday groups for Mums and Toddlers, a very popular Senior Social Club, Mothers' Union, Storytime and have weekday Masses.

We have close links with our Church of England primary school which is next door and also with other key local stakeholders including Phoenix Community Housing Association

Do please have a look through our website and email me if you have any queries including for baptisms and weddings [email protected]. We have an excellent large hall and kitchen for hire, immediately next to the church (See 'Contact' page for details of booking).

The Revd Dr Martin Thomas
Team Rector

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