CORONAVIRUS: St Columba’s is closed until further notice.

See our Archbishop John’s statement closing all churches & the updated news item “Coronavirus & St Columba’s” below. 

Our Clergy

Father Roy Tablizo

Fr. Roy joined St Columba's Parish in September 2017 and has brought a warm, friendly ministry to St Columba's.

Fr Roy hails from the Philippines and was ordained there in October 1995. He learned English whilst studying and teaching at the seminary. After 5 years teaching at the seminary, he was appointed to a remote village Parish in the Philippines and stayed there for a year and a half. His Bishop approved him to study abroad and as a result Fr. Roy pursued his post graduate studies in the UK and whilst studying, was attached to St Thomas More in East Dulwich.

After graduating in Canon Law he returned to the Philippines. He managed to persuade the Bishop there to release him to continue his ministry in the Archdiocese of Southwark. He returned to St Thomas More in 2003 and stayed until 2011 when his mentor Fr. John O’Connor retired. Shortly after, he was appointed Parish Priest of South Maidstone where he stayed for 6 years before being appointed to St. Columba’s in September 2017.

roytablizo@rcaos.org.uk

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

Trust in the lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

– Proverbs 3:5-6

Mass times:

ALL CANCELLED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC
Saturday 6:30pm
Sunday 8am, 10am (with singing) & 6.30pm. There is a Filipino Mass at 12.30pm on the second Sunday of each month.
Weekdays 9:30am Monday to Friday
Holydays of Obligation 9.30am & 7.30pm

Sacrament of the Sick/Anointing:

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