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Choral Vespers 5th May

Choral Vespers conducted by Andrew Wright, Master of Music for the
Diocese and some of the Cathedral singers with Fr Adrian presiding,
will be live-streamed from Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 6.30pm –
Wednesday 5th May – please tune in.

Vespers will be live streamed via the  but you do not need to be on Facebook to watch

A Triduum of Prayer to Our Lady

The month of May is dedicated to Our Lady. As usual we are having 3
evenings of prayer – (a Triduum) on the following dates at 8pm

  • Tuesday 4th May
  • Wednesday 5th May
  • Thursday 6th May

The intentions are;

  • Family life in our parish,
  • the sick and housebound
  • our children and young people taking examinations
  • our own private intentions and needs.

First Holy Communion Masses – Live Steamed

This weekend (1st and 2nd May) we start out First Communion Masses.

For the next few weeks the  Saturday 9am & 6.30pm Masses & the Sunday  9.30am, 11.30am and 6.30pm Masses will all be live streamed via our YouTube Channel at

These masses will be only visible on the channel to view live and will not be available to view later.




HRH Prince Philip RIP

The community of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Wanstead extend our sympathy and prayers to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the sad news of the death of HRH Prince Philip.
May he rest in peace
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Open Air Mass and Picnic on 27th June at 11.30am.

To celebrate our return to normal, there will be a parish Open Air Mass and Picnic
on 27th June at 11.30am. This will be held at Eton Manor Rugby Club, Nutter Lane,
Wanstead. The Club House and bar will be open after 12.30pm and it would be lovely if you could bring a picnic and stay so that we have the opportunity to gather as a community.

Let’s look forward to getting together

Covid rules permitting

Dedicated Page for details of Live Streamed Masses

We have a new page on the website where each week a direct link to the live Sunday mass will be shared and details of any new videos that have been uploaded to the YouTube Channel. The page can be found at;

Wednesday Morning Mass – Live Streamed

Wednesday’s Morning Mass will be live streamed each week on our YouTube Channel and we will be live from 8.55am.

Lent Course 2021

The Lent course will be run via Zoom this year on Tuesday evenings
at 8pm. The format will be a short film (about 20 minutes) to watch
followed by a discussion. You will need Internet access and an
email to participate. If you are interested in one or all of the
session’s then please email the parish office at:

Please let us know the email you
would like to use to log into the sessions. The films are spiritually nourishing and an excellent accompaniment to our Lenten journey. If you are looking to do something extra for lent this year, then this is a great way to start! The dates and topics for each week are:

  1. THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Tuesday 23 February, 8pm
    Why bother thinking about religion? Five reasons not to believe in God. Arguments for the
    existence of God?
  2. WHO IS JESUS? Tuesday 2 March, 8pm
    He came to bring life to the world. The Saving Death of Jesus. The light of the Resurrection.
  3. THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE CHURCH Tuesday 9 March, 8pm
    How the Holy Spirit can change your life. No one gets into heaven alone. Why we need
    signs, symbols and sacraments.
  4. THE GIFT OF FAITH Tuesday 16 March, 8pm
    What is faith? Are Christians just stupid or are there good reasons to believe? How to take a
    step of faith.
  5. FINDING TRUE FREEDOM Tuesday 23 March, 8pm
    Is there such a thing as right and wrong? Where can we find moral guidance? How do you
    discover your true identity?
  6. THE MEANING OF LOVE Tuesday 30 March, 8pm
    What is love? How to love your neighbour. Knowing the love of God.

Ash Wednesday – 17th February

A reminder that Ash Wednesday the first day of Lent is this year 17th
February. Restrictions permitting ashes will be blessed and imposed
during masses on the day will be at 7am 9am and 8pm.

Churches remain open during lockdown

As per the national guidance there are no changes in the Mass Schedule during the national lockdown.