Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Acton, London.

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ be with you all this Easter.

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Message for Holy Week and Easter for the parishioners of St. Aidan's East Acton and Our Lady of Lourdes Acton.

Another week of the Coronavirus pandemic; another week of worry and concern for everyone; another week of sadness and loss across the Country; another week of being in awe of the bravery and commitment of the people working on the front line in the NHS and caring professions. Another week of seeing our shops and supermarkets well stocked and open and our public transport running thanks to the dedication of their workers. Another week of amazing and uplifting stories of our parishioners helping and caring for one another. Another week of phone calls with offers of help, and inquires of health and good wishes.

And yet this is not just another week it is Holy Week, a week in which we "herald with the whole Church the celebration of our Lords Paschal Mystery that is to say, of His Passion and Resurrection" This Holy Week will be like no other, for this Holy Week our churches will sadly but necessarily remain closed. The crucial social distancing essential in these weeks means our parish community will not gather together for our Easter celebrations, but let us be united in prayer.

This Holy Week let our separation cause us to be even more united through the Holy Spirit as we gather in our own homes to pray for each other.

The priests of the parish, Frs Fintan, Chris, Pearse and I will celebrate the services, all be it alone and behind closed doors, but we will be united with you all. Coronavirus cannot break that bond.

On Holy Thursday rather the washing of the feet, all priests will renew their priestly vows, on Good Friday, we will venerate the cross for and in solidarity with you, and at the Easter Vigil we will wait together for resurrection, for the dawn to overcome the darkness, for new life, for joy and hope to spring eternal.

So however you celebrate this Holy Week be assured of our love and prayers until we can call come together again and celebrate all that we have missed in these weeks of separation.

One behalf of Frs. Fintan, Chris, Pearse, Deacon Tito and myself I would like to wish you and yours all the blessings of Easter. Stay safe and well with God's grace. Fr. Fergal.

Alleluia, Alleluia He is Risen, He goes before us....






Prayer for Health Staff

Wondrous God, author of life,

you fashioned us in your likeness

and breathed into us the life which is your own.

Be with those whose special care is the health of mind and body.

Fill their hearts with awe for the life which is your gift

and sustain them daily in your service,

that their hands may bring to others

the comfort of your healing touch.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayer for those affected by the current situation

Merciful God,

come to the help of your people.

Be our shelter in this time of peril

and strengthen the bonds of our community.

Bring healing to all who suffer the ravages of disease

and assist those whose skill and art can put an end to this affliction.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Message for Holy Week and Easter. Click here.

First Holy Communion Programme 2019-20 now online. Click here.

Confirmation Programme 2019-20 now online. Click here.

We are a large parish in the town of Acton, which is in west London.

The parish is part of the Westminster Roman Catholic Diocese under Archbishop Vincent Nichols.

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, it may be safer for at-risk parishioners to attend Mass online.

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Location of the Church

Our Lady of Lourdes Church is situated on Acton High Street (Uxbridge Road), just past the National Westminster Bank building, in west London. The Presbytery is located just around the corner in Berrymead Gardens. The nearest Underground (Subway/Metro) stations are Acton Town (Piccadilly and District lines) and North Acton (Central line). Acton Central and Acton Main Line are the nearest main line train stations. If you are coming in by car, the M4 motorway, the Western Avenue (A40) and the North Circular Road (A406) are all close by. Coming by Bus, the 266 and the 207 both stop just outside the Church.

For our exact location, see Google.

Need a photographer? For First Holy Communion or Confirmation? D. & P. Carter Photography part of Our Lady of Lourdes for many years.


Contact Information

Parish Priest
Father Fergal Maguire ss.cc.
(020) 8992 2014
Postal address
5 Berrymead Gardens, Acton, London W3 8AA
General Information: acton@rcdow.org.uk
Webmaster: Kevin Murphy

Site Last Updated: 8th April 2020



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