The Catholic Parishes consist of the two Catholic churches in Borehamwood – St Teresa’s and Saints John Fisher and Thomas More. Fr Dominic is the Parish Priest for Borehamwood Fr Dominic McKenna but also oversees Carpenders Park Catholic Church, ably assisted by Fr John Warnaby, the Assistant Priest who is based permanently there. All Borehamwood sacramental programmes, social outreach, fundraising, spiritual and social events take place jointly between the two churches. Carpenders Park programmes are held separately in that Parish. Carpenders Park also have their own website, www.carpenderspark.org.uk
Borehamwood is just in Hertfordshire bordering the London Borough of Barnet. Famous for its association with films and film making, it still has Elstree Studios with its infamous ‘Big Brother House’, and the BBC studios where EastEnders, Holby City etc. are filmed.
St.Teresa of The Child Jesus is the larger of the two churches. It is situated at 291 Shenley Road opposite Hertsmere Civic Offices and close to Elstree Studios. The church of SS. John Fisher and Thomas More is in Rossington Avenue close to the northern end of Borehamwood.
At the moment we have a mass going population of around 750 to 800, with a very ethnically diverse congregation spanning all age groups, with a major bulge on the infant and toddler spectrum. St. Teresa’s Primary is our parish school and at the moment it is a one-form entry but well over-subscribed.
St Teresa’s: There is a car park at the back of the church specially for those attending Mass, but this quickly reaches full capacity during busy periods (e.g., Sunday Masses). Paid parking spaces are also available at the Civic Offices car park opposite the church, and also in Brook Road (next to St Teresa’s school).
Ss John Fisher and Thomas More: Limited parking space is available in front of the church.
Both churches are accessible by wheelchair and there are accessible toilets in both churches.
If you’re new to the parish, or if you have not been attending Mass, the I’m New page is a good place to start.
We take safeguarding seriously. We strive to create an environment in which all are safe from harm and abuse and where every person is encouraged and enabled to enjoy the fullness of life in Jesus Christ through the prayerful, caring, nurturing, supportive and protective endeavours of the Catholic community, both individually and collectively. Read more >>
Certificate of Catholic Practice
If you would like your child to attend a Catholic school, you will normally need a Certificate of Catholic Practice. Read more >>
Meet the Parish Team
Get to know Fr Dominic and Sue – and see what they look like! Read more >>
This website contains a lot of information about the Catholic Parishes of Borehamwood but if there’s anything you’d like to know that isn’t covered here, we would love to hear from you. Read more >>