The church of St Anselm’s is on West Hill, Dartford, with a car park. The church belongs to  the  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark, in communion with the see of Rome. Phone: 01322 220075. Email: dartford@rcaos.com. Click here to locate us on a map. We look forward to seeing you.

Mass times this week starting Saturday evening May 23rd: 

Sat May 23rd 6.00pmLiam Bowles RIP Thankgiving Intention
Sun 24thSeventh Sunday of Easter10.30amAbelina D’Souza RIP
  6.30pmPeople of the parish
Mon 25thSt. Bede the Venerable10.00amThanksgiving for Laura’s recovery
  7.00pmEileen MacDonald: Birthday
Tues 26thSt. Philip Neri10.00amFr. Gerald Flood RIP
      7.00pmJacqueline Prior RIP
    Wed 27thSt. Augustine10.00amNigel Blake RIP
 of Canterbury7.00pmAlexandra Namukasa
Thur 28thFeria10.00amGeorge Greenwood RIP
  7.00pmJacqueline & Charles Prior: 75th  Wedding Anniversary
Fri  29thSt. Paul VI10.00amGladys & Frank Spencer RIP
  7.00pmThomas Cronin RIP
Sat 30thFeria10.00amGenovy Coelho RIP
  6.00pmVictor Coelho: 80th Birthday
Sun May 31stPentecost10.30amOlivia De Souza RIP
  6.30pmPeople of the parish

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The policy of the diocese is that there can be no public services not can the Church be open. Mass and devotions continue, which can be seen on the CCTV.

Promotion of watching Mass and services.

To see the Church live go to website: http://www.churchservices.tv/dartford

We ask that people watch the Masses on the CCTV  and make a spiritual communion on Sunday, and indeed also during the week

Offertory Donations:We are conscious that the announcement that church services are ceasing will have an impact on parish income. If you still wish to make a weekly donation to the church you can make an online donation – as a ‘one-off’ payment or to setup a standing order to make regular donations.

Our bank details are as follows;NatWest Bank Sort Code: 60 06 33    Account No: 16586727

Account name:  RCAS Charity St Anselms 235468

Please use your name as a reference (gift aiders can add their envelope number). Thank you. Any donations you able to make will be greatly appreciated during this time.

Many thanks to those who are already doing this.

Changes of morning Mass times from Monday 1st June, Monday – Thursday  and exposition before the evening Mass.

9.30am Mass, 8.30am – 9.30am, Exposition, Divine Mercy Devotion 9.10am

6.20pm – 6.55pm: Exposition before Mass, with Divine Mercy Devotion 6.40pm

Devotion to the saints:

We will be praying after Mass to the saints whose statues we have in the Church:

Monday: St.  Therese of Lisieux    Tuesday: St. Anthony Wednesday: St Joseph Thursday : St. Padre Pio   Friday: Sacred Heart of Jesus Saturday : Our Lady Sunday: Depends on the month, but in this month it is Our Lady of Fatima

Masses at St. Anselms

1. Sunday Masses :   Saturday  6.00pm    Sunday 10.30am,    6.30pm.

2. Weekday Masses: Monday – Friday: 10.00am, 7.00pm  Saturday: 10.00am


3. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

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Before every Sunday/ Saturday evening Mass, and after every weekday Mass

Special  devotions on Fridays:  11.00am – 12.00pm, 8.00pm – 9.00pm:  

An hour of devotions which includes stations of the cross and seven sorrows rosary

Sunday: 9.00am  – 10.20am, Monday – Saturday: 8.50am – 9.50pm, 10.30am – 11.00am

Friday 10.30am – 12.00pm, 7.30pm – 9.00pm

4.  Rosary:

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Before Sunday Masses: Saturday 5.35pm, Sunday 10.00am, 6.05pm

After every weekday Mass and with the Divine Mercy devotion at 3.00pm

Monday – Friday: 10.25am, 3.05pm, 7.25pm, Saturday 10.25am, 3.05pm, 5.40pm

5. Divine Mercy Devotion

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Before weekday Masses and at 3.00pm every day

Monday – Friday , 9.40am, 3.00pm, 6.40pm Saturday, 9.40am, 3.00pm

Sunday  2.55pm

6. Night Prayers

Monday- Sunday 9.00pm

Confessions are on request at this time:

Our Archbishop John Wilson blessing the diocese on Monday 30th March

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Promotion of Spiritual Communion:

In this time when one may not receive ‘sacramental’ Communion,  the traditional idea of ‘spiritual’ Communion comes into focus.  There are many types, but here is one.

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“In a vision, Our Lord explained it to St. Catherine of Siena by showing her two chalices: one made of gold, the other of silver,” she wrote. “He told her that her sacramental Communions were preserved in the gold chalice and that her spiritual communions were in the silver chalice….

Parish Hall Bookings:  No bookings are being taken at this time

Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School:Headteacher: Miss Isabel Quinn
King Edward Avenue, Dartford, Kent DA1 2HX Telephone: 01322 222759. E-Mail: headteacher@our-ladys.kent.sch.uk, website http://www.our-ladys.kent.sch.uk/

Two Trips taken in the parish 2019

The Walsingham trip will be repeated this year, 11th  -13th December 2020

Walsingham 13th  – 15th December

Medjugorje 27th May – 3rd June

Sr. Ursula Hyland

1937 – 2019

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Sr. Ursula was the parish sister here from 1993. 

Altar Servers Trip: Summertime 2019

6th – 9th August 


Caroline Bennett

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1957 -2019

Caroline Bennett passed away on the Wednesday of Holy Week 2019. We pray for the repose of her soul.

Summertime 2018

Altar Servers Trip 7th – 10th August


PPC Initiative 12th – 18th August:

We thank the team for their inspiring apostolate this week, and assure them of our prayers. They were Fr. Declan Lohan, Stefano Taddel, Siobhan Wray, Eileen O’Driscoll, Leo Minnosch, Anthony Hartnett, Donncha McKenna.


Summertime Altar Servers Trip August 2017:

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Celebrations of Fr. Stephen’s 25th anniversary 21st July 2017


Caroline Bennett receives the Fideliter Servienti  award from Bishop John Hine on 9th July 2017  for her services in the diocese and her work with HCPT and the children’s society

Blessed Sacrament Procession Sunday 2nd July 2017

From St. Anselm’s to St. Vincent’s with Benediction in the town


Thank you St. Patrick’s Community

for our marvellous mission:

12th – 16th June 2017

Lourdes photo 2017

Lourdes Friday June 2nd 2017

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Summertime 2016: Altar Servers Summer Trip

Photos from the 150th Anniversary Celebration June 26th 2016

World Youth Day Photos:  August 2016

Catholic Primary School:Headteacher: Miss Isabel Quinn

King Edward Avenue, Dartford, Kent DA1 2HX Telephone: 01322 222759. E-Mail:  headteacher@our-ladys.kent.sch.ukwebsite www.our-ladys.kent.sch.uk/

Wednesday March 18th 2015: Family and youth evening of Eucharistic Adoration with Global Living Family Rosary. We thank Fr James Kelleher S.O.L.T, Dana,and the Sr.’s and team for their apostolate of rosary promotion for families and youth.



Altar Servers/Junior Faith Group February Half Term Trip to Quaser Elite Bromley


We pray for our confirmation candidates  confirmed Saturday 18th October.

Faith Summer Session: A residential event for young adults. this year the theme was Marriage and Family Life. Five parishioners attended.

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For more details about the movement that organised this excellent event see http://www.faith.org.uk

Abseiling for Life in Maidstone March 16th


Every First Friday of the month there is all night exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 10.00pm Mass, followed by exposition until 5.45am, benediction and 6.00am Mass   Youth/Parent Day Saturday 9th November:        Picture2 0611  Picture2 0511 Picture2 0471 Picture2 0441  October Half Term Altar Servers’ Rome Trip 2013  Pope 1    Rome 15       Rome 5   See other photos from Events Photos from Faith Summer Session 2013 See Faith for details of the movement that arranges this summer event for young adults AUGUST ALTAR SERVERS SUMMERTIME 2013:  PHOTOS. 35 attendees on a great week.

Day With Mary 29th June2013 :Thanks to all who came to a great day. To see the three meditations just look at the youtube clips. Put “Dartford Day with Mary” and they come up on the first page.

Some photos taken over the Easter period

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We pray for Pope Francis I:


Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to Your shepherd, the Pope, a spirit of courage and right judgement, a spirit of knowledge and love. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and vicar of Christ, build Your church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.