Welcome to Our Lady's Roman Catholic Church, Stowmarket

Stricklands Road, Stowmarket IP14 1AP

Stowmarket is a Live Simply parish

Mass times 

Mondays to Fridays at Our Lady’s, Stowmarket: 10.00 am

Saturday at St Mary’s, Woolpit: 6.00pm

Sunday at Our Lady’s Stowmarket:

8.30am & 10.15am



Parish Priest: Rev. Simon Leworthy. Tel: 01449-612946
E-mail: pp@ourladystowmarket.org.uk

The Presbytery, 29 Lockington Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1BQ

PPC Chairman: Mrs Josephine Lea. Tel: 01449-721544
E-mail: josephinelea@btinternet.com

Parish Centre bookings: Mrs Diane Bowden, Tel: 01449-672527
Website: Allan Scott, news@ourladystowmarket.org.uk

R.C. Diocese of East Anglia: Registered Charity No. 278742

Did you miss our Go Green event?

Then we’re sorry you couldn’t make it, but you don’t have to miss out entirely. Follow this link to see the presentations and videos we showed during the evening.

The Bishops' Letter on Sunday Observance

Didn’t get a chance to hear this read in church? You can read the text here to see what the Bishops’ now advise on Sunday Observance.

Public celebration of Mass has restarted

Our normal Masses have restarted. The 6.00 pm Vigil Mass on Saturdays has returned to Woolpit – all other Masses are being celebrated at Our Lady’s in Stowmarket, and you can attend at 8.30 and 10.15 am on Sundays, and 10.00 am on most weekdays – see newsletter for details.

Like all churches we are required to follow government rules – you can find full details on the new ‘Going to Mass’ page.

You will need to print out and fill in a registration card for each Mass you attend – please, if possible, do this before you arrive, and please arrive early so the Stewards have time to seat everyone before Mass begins.

At present there is no Sunday obligation, so you may attend any Mass during the week. If you are unable to attend you can still follow daily Mass (and other services) using the links to the Walsingham Shrine on this page.

Download and print your Mass registration card

Find Our Lady’s, Stowmarket

Find St Mary’s Woolpit

St Mary's Church, Woolpit, Suffolk

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Food Bank update

If you are able to donate any goods, they can be left either in the church (Narthex) or in the Parish Centre.  The Food Bank is always very grateful for any contributions of goods, but current urgent needs are shampoo, shower gel and packets of savoury rice.  Any cash donations can be put into the Parish Centre letter box in an envelope marked “FOOD BANK”. Thank you for your continued support.


The Day of the Lord - A Reflection from the Bishops of England and Wales

The River does not divide us - a Pentecost Novena on the Care of Creation

Sacrament of Reconciliation

 As lockdown prevents many Catholics from accessing the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Pope Francis has encouraged them to ask forgiveness from God directly.

New donations page

 Can’t visit the church? You can still support it by using the new donations page here on the website.

Helping hands group

There is a group of parishioners who are willing to help others during the present situation of self- isolating. If you would appreciate someone giving you a regular phone call, just to chat, a friendly voice at the end of the line, or if you know of someone who would benefit from a call then please call Gillian Millyard on 01359 242475 who will match you up with a phone friend.

If you need shopping or medication fetching or know of someone in the parish who does, we will also try to cover this. Please bear in mind that we do not want to put our willing volunteers in any danger or flout the government guidelines. If you need help then again please call Gillian Millyard on 01359 242475.

Live feed from the Walsingham Shrine

Use the links below to check service times and see them as they happen. Links will open in a new tab or a new window.
Click on the arrow in the new ‘live link’ window to connect to the Shrine’s live feed.

Something else to read...

If you can’t collect your diocesan newspaper from the church at the moment, you will find it here. Along with many other diocesan newspapers! Find out what’s happening all over the UK. (Something stimulating to read!)

Our Lady's Stowmarket is a Live Simply parish