Lent is a season of discernment, a season of self-discovery and self-reflection. It is a season for appraisal and correction, as well as a time of preparation for joyful celebration. As the days get longer and the warmth of the sun returns (in the northern hemisphere), Christians focus their hearts and minds on an inner journey with significant implications for our choices and actions – we pray for integrity and sincerity; a union of mind, body and spirit; a matching of our inner life (being and thought) and our external life (doing and action); we place ourselves in the prayer our Lord taught us, in earth as it is in heaven.
Lent is a season of involvement and participation in the saving work of a loving God who calls us by name into a community of hope, forming us into the body of Christ in the World.   Please read the Lent Booklet 2021 and reach out to one another in prayerful conversations. The church is still gathering to celebrate the Sacraments and, in addition to Sunday mornings, there will be special services (with music too) in Lent and Holy Week.
  Let us pray we will each hear the Call and observe a Holy Lent. Love one another.  

We are collating a list of helpful resources which offer both practical and moral support as we navigate these uncertain times. 


Please continue to observe the Stay at Home Order issued on March 23: only go out for essentials and to enjoy daily exercise and green space; continue to work from home if possible and avoid public transport unless absolutely necessary; do not gather in close proximity or mix households; avoid confined and poor ventilated spaces; practice good hygiene – do this until the Public Health Officials deem the risk of contagion sufficiently low so as to avoid further outbreaks. Stay Alert. 

Please contact the Vicar or a member of the Ministry Team for further information or assistance.

We are not without hope or resolve. We welcome your contributions and involvement in the life of our Church Family.

Love one another.

Father David and the Church Leadership Team


We welcome you to The Church of The Holy Innocents in the vibrant Parish of Holy Innocents’ and St John, Hammersmith.

The Church of The Holy Innocents is an open and inclusive church


The Church of The Holy Innocents Paddenswick Road, Hammersmith, London W6 OUB
Ravenscourt Park (District Line)


In accordance with the House of Bishops' Policy Statements 'Promoting a Safer Church' (2017) and 'Protecting All God's Children' (2010) and the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy 'Promoting a Safer Diocese' (2018) our church is committed to:

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture.
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church.
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation.
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Caring pastorally for those who are subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.

Read our Safeguarding Policy and find useful contacts HERE

Read our Safeguarding Statement HERE