St. Boniface Catholic Church Tooting opened for worship in 1907 and is home to a large Parish Community in South West London with over 45 nationalities represented in our parish family. We are in the RC Archdiocese of Southwark.

Holy Mass is celebrated daily – see Mass Times for details. Everyone is invited to the hall on Sundays after the 10:30am Mass for tea and coffee; for anyone new to the parish, you are very welcome to join in these coffee mornings and to meet the priests after Sunday Mass.

Our Parish Primary School (St Boniface R.C. Primary School) is a vital part of our community.

The parish has two halls available for hire on weekends (See Hall Hire).


Month of the Holy Rosary

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Read Newsletter for Sunday, 09 October 2016. You can have a look at our Photo Album.

Afro-Caribbean Day

It is a day of great joy as we are celebrating African & Caribbean day this Sunday, 23rd October in our parish. We thank all the members of these communities for bringing much life and vitality to our parish. We wish every blessing to all of them.

Special Mass at 12:00 noon followed by Afro-Caribbean food and entertainment in the Parish Hall. All parishioners are welcome to come and join us!

Month of the Holy Rosary

oct-beads As we are going to end the month of Rosary, let us continue to pray the rosary as a family. the Parish encourages you to say the Rosary at home and/or in the Church.

The Rosary is prayed every day in the Church: 10am & 6pm on weekdays and 8.30am & 6pm on Sundays throughout October. You are always most welcome to join in.


If your loved ones are buried in the local cemeteries and you wish their grave to be blessed, there will be blessing of the graves this year.

The dates for the blessings are:

  • Sunday 6th November Blackshaw Road Cemetery at 3pm & Garrat Lane Cemetery at 3pm.
  • Saturday 12th November London Road Cemetery at 3pm.

Kerala Community Rosary

The Kerala Community will be saying the rosary after the 6.30pm Mass on Sunday 23rd October in their language.

During this month we encourage and welcome all the different communities in our Parish to organise the reciting of the rosary in the Church.

Pilgrimage to Rome & St Padre Pio

We ask you to pray for the 44 pilgrims who will be travelling on 29th October.

Fr Shaju is happy to take your prayers to Padre Pio & Rome and celebrate Masses at the holy places for your intention. Please write down your intention(s) on the petition sheets in the Porch and drop them in the box provided.

All Saints Day Celebrations

Our Parish is organising a special celebration of All Saints Day on Sunday 6th November for children to help them to understand better the role of Saints in the Church and their life. Children can choose a special saint they like and are encouraged to dress like their favourite saint.

The 10.30am Mass will be followed by celebrations in the Hall. More details to come.

Visit of the Our Lady of Fatima Statue

We will have a unique opportunity to pray to the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

The statue will be visiting our church on 12th & 13th November.


Parish is grateful to all those who have been involved in the Fair. Upon the evaluation of the past years Fairs and the hard work that we put into it, the Parish Council decided that we will not have a Fair this year.

Instead we will celebrate a ALL NATIONS THANKSGIVING DAY on Sunday 20th November to mark the end of the liturgical year. It is an opportunity for all the nationalities to come together and celebrate our joy.
More details to come.


November is the month of Holy Souls, a time they turn to us for our prayers. This year we would like to give you an opportunity to remember and pray for those whom God has called from this life, especially family members and friends.

The Parish is happy to place all the names of your loved ones on the Altar and say at least one Mass for them everyday in November. If you wish to include them on the Altar List, please write down their names on the Holy Souls sheet and place the envelope together with your offering in the Holy Souls box which can be found at the back of the Church. Next weekend (29/30 October) is the last weekend to give the names.

Novena to St Anthony


St Anthony

The Novena to St Anthony will now take place every Tuesday after 9.30am Mass.

Welcoming Ministry

Parish is grateful for all those who are trying to make our Parish a welcoming Family. The Welcoming Group will help in handing out newsletters and hymn books, to find a seat for people with push chairs / prams and they will also be people to contact if parishioners need any help. We encourage more people to join the Welcoming Team.


This year we have printed personalised Parish Christmas cards. The Parish encourages you to buy these religious cards rather than commercial ones. These are available from the back of the Church and money to be put in the honesty box.


Parents who wish supplementary forms for primary school to be signed by a priest should come for the Parish Open House on Fridays of 4th & 11th November.

New Children’s Choir

Image of Children Singing

Children Singing

Rehearsal dates are: Saturday at 4pm on 15th & 29th October and 5th November. All those who have submitted an application should please attend the rehearsals.

Our new Children’s Choir will start singing on SUNDAY 6th NOVEMBER at 10.30am Mass.


The second Saturday of each month.

Recollection, Mass & Healing Prayers. Start at 9.15am with Morning Prayer, adoration, devotions, talk, confessions, and a Special Mass at 11am followed by anointing of the sick and prayer over people.

It is a wonderful opportunity to spend time in prayer and reflection. If you know anyone who is ill in your family or among friends please bring them with you.



The Parish takes this opportunity to thank all of you for helping one another to pray in the Church with silence and also keeping our Church neat and clean. Please do not consume food and drink in the Church for both children and adults. The Parish is very happy that we now have special places in the Church for people with pushchairs and prams. Please leave these spaces free for whom they were intended.
We also thank all parents for bringing their children to the Church and being part of our family.
If your children are getting restless, please take them to the Cry Chapel.

Weddings in the Parish

rings-01If anyone wishes to get married in the Church please see a priest first to begin the documentation process before you start any other preparation.

Please note six months notice is usually required.

Hospital Visits

If you or a family member are admitted to St George’s Hospital and would like to see a priest, please let the hospital chaplain (Fr Jonathon Routh) know. His details are on the front of the newsletter.

In an emergency, please ask the ward staff to contact the priest on call.

Parish Open House

A Parish surgery is held on Friday evenings in the presbytery between 6pm – 7:30pm. This is an opportunity to see one of the priests about routine matters (such as form signing or arranging baptisms) or to have a private chat about any other matter. No appointment necessary.

Please note: parish surgeries are not for turning up to view the hall. If you would like an appointment to view the hall please email secretary@stbonifacetooting.org.uk to arrange this.

Gift Aid


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You can increase the value of your contributions to the parish by signing up for Gift Aid.

As long as you are a UK tax payer and pay sufficient tax to cover the amount reclaimed by the parish for your contributions, you can be part of the gift aid scheme. Read more…


Parish Prayer List : 23 October 2016

Recently Deceased:

Belinda Delpechitra, Margaret Mann, Anna Frasso, Michael Walsh, Eileen Hiron , Anna Beresford.

The Sick:

Veronica Antao, Christina Grogan, Ian Addison, Matilda Addison, Maria Da Silva, Bety Joyce, J J Hogan, Tony Hardy, Amleset Gebrezgi, Richard Sagoe, Esther Daley, Clifford Teteh, Norman Mendonca, Irene Mendonca, Idan Vijay, Thomas McDermot, Ola Brito.


Anthony Naghten, Michael Doyle, Bety Arnold, Colin Campbell, Eamon O’Dea, Mervyn McGee, John McLoughlin, Dennis Goodwin, Frances Collins, Roy Gray, Joseph Fleming, Marion Roberts, Valerie Daniels, George Peliza, Mary Lowe, Thomas Lynn, Lucinda Charles, Camilo Pinto.

May they rest in peace – Amen.

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