Parish News for the 4th Week in Lent

March 7, 2024 by James Elston in Weekly News

This Sunday is the fourth in Lent otherwise known as Laetare Sunday or Refreshment Sunday. We take a little break from our Lenten fast and ‘rejoice’ as we look ahead to Easter. To reflect this change in tone the vestments worn in church on this Sunday are lightened from the sombre purple of repentance to rose pink.

It is also Mothering Sunday where we give thanks for our own earthly mother, living or departed and of course we honour Our Lady who is mother of us all.   Click here for the scripture readings. 

It is also my last Sunday at Old S.Pancras so please join me for a drink after to mass to give thanks for all we have done together over the past 12 years.

Music and Readings for Passiontide
There will be an evening of music and readings for Passiontide at S. Andrews Holborn on Wednesday 20th March at 7pm, followed by a light supper and drinks. S. Andrew is a short walk from Chancery
Lane tube and City Thameslink stations, and on the 46 bus route. All welcome.

Pilgrimage to Walsingham
The annual Old S. Pancras Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham will be 14th-16th June. The cost is £240 in total. Ask Jonathan for a booking form. BOOK EARLY AS PLACES ARE LIMITED!

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross Please note, from Tuesday 12th March, Stations of the Cross will begin at the earlier time of 5.45pm.

Change of Mass Times
There will be no Monday morning Mass while we await the appointment of a new priest. On Saturdays there will be a 10am Mass or a Service of Holy Communion from the tabernacle led by Jonathan or Georges, depending on clergy availability.

Reading Group Dates
During Lent, the Reading Group will meet on Saturday 2nd, 9th and 17th March at 11am. If you would like to join the group, please speak to or email Jonathan. Please note, it is essential to have read the reading materials in advance of the meetings.

Winter Night Shelter
Every Sunday from next Sunday 25th February until 17th March, the parish is participating in a Camden-wide project with other churches to help the homeless. If you are able to volunteer to prepare supper, pudding and/or breakfast, and make beds at the shelter, please speak to Jonathan for details or email him

Institution Mass
Please support me on Monday 8th April at 7pm when Bishop Jonathan will formally Institute me as Vicar of All Hallows Gospel Oak in Savernake Road NW3 2JP, a short walk from Gospel Oak overground station and near the CII bus route. All welcome.

Mass Times

Sunday 10th March 
Lent IV
Solemn Mass 9.30am followed by coffee and Fr.James’ leaving drinks

Monday 11th March 
No Mass 

Tuesday 12th March 
Stations of the Cross 545pm
Mass and Benediction 6.30pm followed by drinks 

Wednesday 13th March 
Mass 11am at S.Paul’s followed by coffee

Thursday 14th March 
Mass 10am followed by coffee

Friday 15th March 
S.John of God
Mass 1.05pm at S.Mary’s

Saturday 16th March 
S.France of Rome
Mass or Holy Communion 10am followed by coffee

Sunday 17th March 
Passion Sunday
Solemn Mass 9.30am followed by coffee