Sacraments & Funerals

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Adult Converts

If you would like to become a Catholic, or would like to find out more about the Catholic Faith, please contact Fr Joseph directly. Some introductory reading may be found here.


If you would like your child to be baptized, please read this leaflet and then contact Fr Joseph directly. (There is no programme for Baptism preparation yet, but one is being put together.) 


Every day (Monday - Saturday) for 30 minutes before each Mass, and on the first Friday of each month 6pm - 7pm.

First Communion

The First Communion programme is open to those families who attend Sunday (or Saturday evening) Mass at St Pancras regularly. 


The Confirmation programme is open to those families who attend Sunday (or Saturday evening) Mass at St Pancras regularly. 

For adult Confirmations, please contact Fr Joseph directly.


Please note that we need six months' notice of weddings. Please read this leaflet which gives practical deatils about preparing for the wedding ceremony. For details of the Marriage Preparation programme please contact Fr Joseph directly.

Please browse our selection of readings for Nuptial Masses and Weddings Services. 

Anointing of the Sick / Extreme Unction

For those who have been recently diagnosed with a terminal condition; for those whose terminal condition deteriorates; for those who are dying. Contact Fr Joseph directly on tel: 01473 252596. If you need a priest in an emergency but cannot contact Fr Joseph, please contact the priest at St Mary's Woodbridge Road (01473 728115), or St Mark's (01473 684963), or St Mary Magdalen's (01473 741975). 


Before any arrangements can be confirmed, the next of kin is asked to read the two accompanying leaflets (click here and here) and confirm that they are happy with the arrangements for funerals at St Pancras. In particular, please note:

(i) that all funeral services at St Pancras are requiem Masses

(ii) that all readings must be from Scripture

(iii) that all music (even classical music) must be sacred and not secular

(iv) that recorded music is not permitted, and

(v) that eulogies are not allowed in church.

Please note that we are unable to accommodate burials or cremations that are not preceded by a requiem Mass at St Pancras church.


St Pancras Church

1 Orwell Place Ipswich Suffolk IP4 1BD

Parish Office telephone:
01473 252 596


Ipswich Hospital Chaplaincy:
Fr Bineesh at St Mark's 07549 695648