Fr.WillGreetings in Christ,

Welcome to your Parish. As you can see this Parish has a long history of ministry and an equally long history of Priests who have loyally served our community of faith. I welcome you as your Parish Priest, to a place dedicated to St Anselm, but above all to a place committed to prayer as the foundation for the life of our family.If you are a parishioner, I thank you for the way you serve Christ in your Parish and if you are a newcomer or guest, welcome. Please join us and be part of a living community to share prayer and ministry to others here in this place.As you get to know more of your Parish and your fellow parishioners you can see that this is a compassionate place, where we minister to those in need, to those who need compassion and to those who want to belong.I remind everyone of two things:

  • Firstly, to belong to one of the many ministries that take place in this parish and to offer the opportunity of sharing your talent for the good of others is part of our Christian duty.  Christ said “Love your neighbour as yourself.” Therefore, I urge you to think of your talents and share them with this your parish community.
  • Secondly, we have a duty to pray.  St. Paul reminds us to “pray without ceasing” (1Thessalonians 5:7) and I urge each and every one of you to spend time in prayer. It can be quiet reflection spent in the church, the lighting of a candle, the attending of a Eucharistic celebration during the week, the saying of the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction or the reflective thought during the activity of a busy day. Pray with us here, pray to have time to reflect, pray to have time to let Jesus into your busy life.

St Anselm’s Church awarded Listed Building Status – Grade II

English Heritage have designated St Anselm’s Church as a building of special architectural interest’ the reasons for the designation decision: The Roman Catholic Church of St Anselm, build 1932-33 in brick with stone dressings designed by the architect John Bernard Mendham in a mixture of Classical, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and Mudejar styles, is recommended for listing at Grade II for the following principal reasons.  A possibly unique fusion of Classical, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and Mudejar styles.  The principal front is elaborate and decorative and the interior has considerable spatial quality.  This is a striking church employing an interesting fusion of styles including Spanish Mudejar ‘revealed’ as the visitor moves through the building.  It fully merits listing at Grade II.  V. Fiorato, 27th January 2014.

I, as your Parish Priest, am committed to serve, to call you to Christ and to share the Good News of the life of our Lord Jesus Christ, so that each of us can live in Christian charity, love and justice. Therefore, I say to you “Welcome to St Anselm’s Parish.”

Yours in Christ,

Father William Hebborn

Gift Aid Scheme

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Contact Us

Address: 9 Tooting Bec Road, London SW17 8BS Tel 020 8672 2179 Website : Email :

A Parish in Wartime

'A Parish in Wartime' book is the story of St. Anselm's, Tooting Bec -World Wars (1914-18 and 1939-45). Purchase your copy at the Parish Office - weekdays: £5.00 per copy.

Mass Times

Sunday: 8am, 10am, 11.15am and 6.15pm. Saturday: 10am and 6.15pm


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Recent and Forthcoming Events


Annual Benediction for ladies of the parish

Ladies of the parish are invited to join us on Thursday, 11th June, at 8pm in the Church for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.  Come and be still in...


Journey in Faith (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Each year the parish runs a course from September until after Easter. For adults who have not been baptised and would like to be. For Christians of other denominations who...


Annual Blessed Sacrament Procession

We invite the whole parish to join in this celebration on Sunday 21st June which commences in the church at 3pm when there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament...


Annual First Holy Communion celebration

Sixty-one children of the parish will receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday the 7th and 14th June.  The Mass on these Sundays moves to 11.30am. Please remember...


Parish Evangelisation Proclaim 15

NEW PARISH EVANGELISATION – PROCLAIM 15 Bishop Nicholas Hudson, the Bishop with responsibility for the Catholic Evangelisation Conference has this to say about Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of...

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