Corona Virus (COVID-19) Updates 23rd & 24th March
To the Clergy of the Archdiocese of Southwark
‘Grace and peace to you, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.’
The Government has now officially instructed that all places of worship must close their doors.
This means that, with immediate effect, without any exceptions, all churches and chapels across the Archdiocese must remain closed to the public until further notice. Click here for Archbishop John Wilson's Statement.
Welcome to the Parish of the Holy Family. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available.
We will welcome the stranger and be committed to the 'option for the poor'. We recognise that God blessed every one of us with great and different gifts and we commit to share our gifts and our time. To take responsibility for our part of building up the Kingdom of God: Through active participation in our Parish liturgy, ministries, sacramental programmes and social activities. In the wider community through service and witness.
We, the Parish of the Holy Family, embracing the Catholic communities of Birchington and Westgate-on-Sea, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark, take as our model The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. We strive to be a family in which we will pray for one another, know each other by name, value and care for each other.
We ask you Lord Jesus to strengthen and deepen our love for each other, and to help us to espouse in the way we live our lives, the trust and faith of the Holy family of Nazareth, and to bring to fruition our aspirations and effort for the glory of God and the good of all. Amen.
Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals
Our church offers a traditional setting for your most sacred celebration by arrangement with the Parish Priest. Please contact the office for further information.
ALL PUBLIC MASSES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
To Participate in Daily or Sunday Mass via the internet, click links below:
Sunday Mass 10.30am
Daily Mass Mon-Sat 10am
Type in Vatican media english then click on Pope Francis Holy Mass
Children’s Liturgy - Join CAFOD online for a virtual children's liturgy at 10am GMT – see how to register here
Please click on newsletter and Spiritual Communion Resources for more information.
Parish of the Holy Family - Thanet serves two local seaside towns in the Thanet area. Birchington & Westgate-on-sea.
A Roman Catholic Parish within the Archdiocese of Southwark and part of the Thanet Deanery.
Canon David Caine is the Parish Priest and arrived at our Parish on 4th September 2014. Before this he served in both Canterbury and Broadstairs. He has always been a lover of History which led him to take a BA and MA in History.
The Parish of the Holy Family is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all volunteers and parishioners to share this commitment.
Parish Safeguarding Representative: Janice Campion
Union Catholic Mothers
01843 541 549 Meetings held in Parish Hall 1st Tuesday of the Month
St Vincent de Paul (SVP)
01843 841 549
Daughter of Jesus
Tel: 01843 831 415
Ursulines of Roman Union (Lourdes)
Tel: 01843 832 344
Ursulines of Roman Union (Brescia)
Tel: Same as above
Meetings held in Parish Hall 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 2pm
Local Catholic Schools
St Gregory's RC Primary School
Nash Road, Margate, CT9 4BU
Tel: 01843 221 896
225 Canterbury Road
Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 LX
Tel: 01843 834431