Sacrament of Reconciliation
Usually a priest is available for confessions in the church from 10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. and between 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. every Saturday. We have two full penitential services every year at which priests from neighbouring parishes and beyond are invited to assist. The first is held in the season of Advent, and the other during the season of Lent in the run-up to Easter.
First Holy Communion
Our children make their First Holy Communions in June each year.
Enrolment for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 2022-2023 is now closed.
The registration for First Holy Communion Preparation 2023-2024 will be announced in the Parish newsletter. If you would like to register your interest, please contact us by email.
The course starts in September and will run twice-monthly on Saturdays until the First Communions are celebrated in June 2023.
Who is eligible?
Children entering Year 3, or above, in September 2023 and who live in St Edmund’s parish.
How much will it cost?
A charge of £35 per family is required to cover the cost of books, materials, premises hire and cleaning of the rooms used. This must be paid at registration.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email.
The Catechism Team
Thank you to all of you who have signed up to join the 2022 Confirmation Preparation Classes at St Edmunds.
Due to the large numbers who have registered we are having to divide the candidates into two groups. Those currently in Year 9 or above will be prepared first and will be Confirmed in or about Pentecost this year, and those currently in Year 8 will have the opportunity to begin the course in September 2022. Everyone who has registered will receive details via email of an information evening offering guidance on how the programme is run.
The Catechism Team will use email as the primary means of communication about everything to do with the course, so please keep a look out for messages from them.
If you have any questions please EMAIL US.
St. Edmund’s is a registered place of marriage. In the Southwark Diocese couples wanting to marry in church must contact the parish priest six months ahead of their intended wedding date. This is to allow sufficient time for them to attend the obligatory Marriage Preparation Course but also to allow sufficient time for all necessary paperwork to be completed.
Our priests would prefer to be given a year to complete the paperwork and suggest that couples do not set a date for their wedding until they have first spoken to a priest.
Once you have decided to get married please email the Parish Office with your names and addresses and a preliminary marriage application form will be sent to you plus an enrolment form for the Marriage Preparation Course.
If you intend to get married at a church other than St Edmund’s our clergy is still responsible for all the paperwork.
As a growing number of our parishioners were born outside the UK we need to obtain documentation from their previous parishes. This can take some time.
There is also extra work to be completed for those who are having their ceremony abroad or for those who have had a previous marriage. So, in short, as soon as you decide to get married, please start the ball rolling by getting in touch with us.