Saint John's

Catford & Downham Team Ministry

Welcome !

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 StJohns@4 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.  If you have any queries including for baptisms and weddings email Fr Christopher (see below for details). We have an excellent large hall and kitchen for hire, immediately next to the church (See 'Contact' page for details of booking).

We are now in interregnum

Message from the Curate

Fr Christopher writes .....

I was ordained in June 2018, and started at St John's the following day.  

I love the sense of joy at St John's, and the obvious love that those who come have for each other, for the wider community, and for God.  I'm enjoying getting involved in that, and getting to know people of all ages.

If anyone would like me to visit them, or to talk about anything, please don't hesitate to call me via the church, or to drop me a line at 


St John's (in the Catford & Downham Team Ministry) takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously.  Further information about this can be found at Safeguarding: A Safe Church.
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