CAFE COLUMBA: OPEN FOR REFRESHMENTS & LIGHT LUNCHES THIS WEDNESDAY (THE 6th)

Our Clergy

Father Julian

Fr. Julian was born in 1954 into a Catholic family and has lived in many places in Great Britain. After working in education and administration, he studied for the priesthood

He joined Southwark twenty-five years ago and has ministered in both SW & SE London, with his longest ministry as a parish priest being 12 years at Holy Family, Sutton Green. Yet his longest ministry of all was his 16 years as a lecturer at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, initially part-time, teaching Church History, and then full-time (until the seminary closed in 2021) as Librarian and Director of Liturgical Formation, with the History of Philosophy thrown in for good measure!

After St John’s closed he assisted with the process of ‘decommissioning’ and was then asked to look after St Matthew’s, West Norwood for a few months following the indisposition of the parish priest. He arrived at St Columba’s on 2 September, 2022.


Deacon Philip Pond

Deacon Philip Pond, who has lived in Selsdon since 1983, was ordained permanent deacon on June 15, 2002, and immediately appointed by Archbishop Bowen to St Columba’s parish.

A cradle Catholic, he is married to Mary and they have four children and ten grandchildren. As well as serving St Columba’s parish, Deacon Philip and Mary are members of the Southwark Diocesan Marriage & Family Life team with particular responsibility as MFL coordinators for the South West Pastoral Area of the diocese, which comprises 65 parishes. They are actively involved in Marriage Encounter which they describe as having had a transformative effect on their lives. Deacon Philip chairs the Parish Liturgy Committee.

philippond@rcaos.org.uk
020 8651 4653 / mob: 07764 845890

ST. COLUMBA'S PRESBYTERY
37, QUEENHILL ROAD
SELSDON, SOUTH CROYDON
SURREY CR2 8DW

Telephone:
020 8657 3747

Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God'.

– Mark 10:27

Mass times:

Sunday: 6pm Saturday vigil Mass,
Sunday 9am & 10.45am
Weekdays: 10am every day preceded by Morning Prayer at 9.40am. Ash Wednesday: 10am & 7.30pm. On Saturdays Mass is at 10.30am.

Confessions & Anointing/Sacrament of the Sick:

Confessions: Saturday after 10.30am Mass and 5.30-5.45pm. Also on demand - contact Fr Julian
Anointing/Sacrament of the Sick: on demand - contact Fr Julian

Exposition/Adoration/Benediction:

Every Tuesday from 10.30-11am