Welcome to the Hemel Hempstead Catholic community. We are a community of two parishes, Hemel East and Hemel West. Within these parishes we have four churches: the Church of the Resurrection, St Mary & St Joseph, Our Lady Queen of All Creation and St Mark's.

Resumption of Mass

Hemel East

Hemel West

The public celebration of Mass resumes on Saturday 4th July with the 5pm Vigil Mass.
You must register in advance to attend Sunday Mass as spaces are limited.
Register for Sunday Mass

The public celebration of Mass resumes on Saturday 25th July with the 6pm Vigil Mass.
You must register in advance to attend Sunday Mass as spaces are limited.
Register for Sunday Mass

The Cardinal has outlined how Mass will be celebrated whilst still taking the necessary precautions against Covid-19, click here

Keeping in touch during the coronavirus pandemic

These are undoubtedly difficult times, but we have now established some arrangements that we hope you are finding useful. For example:

Mass is live-streamed every Sunday at 10.30 am from Our Lady’s (Hemel East) and at 11.00 from St Mark’s (Hemel West). Please join us! You can do that by clicking here to watch Mass live.

We also have a growing presence on social media! Please click on ‘church news’ in the menu at the top of this page, to find out more and join the conversations.

Hemel West preparations for re-opening

Fr. Brian hopes to re-open St Mary and St Joseph Church, in Boxmoor, very soon. This will initially be for private prayer but ultimately for Mass (with social distancing). We’re sure you will understand that some additional measures and changes to our pattern of worship must be implemented in these challenging times.

Fr. Simon (Ordinariate) hopes to re-open St Mark’s church for Mass (with social distancing) but no date has been set and we await government guidance.

Fr. Brian will continue live-stream Mass from St Mark’s. Addition information is available here .

IMPORTANT: We need volunteers to help us prepare resource and maintain the church. Volunteers must be aged over 18 and under 70. Please email Fr. Brian to register your help: brianmcmahon@rcdow.org.uk . If we don’t get volunteers, we will have to draw on support from neighbouring parishes across the deanery.

For full details of of the current Church guidance, please click here.