Our Deanery

SS Peter and Paul is one of eight parishes within the Merton Deanery.  The parishes are:


  • SS. Peter & Paul, Mitcham

  • St. John Fisher, Merton

  • Christ the King, Wimbledon Park

  • St. Joseph’s, Colliers Wood

  • Sacred Heart, Wimbledon

  • St. Winefride’s, South Wimbledon

  • Our Lady of the Assumption, Tooting

  • St. Teresa’s, Morden

Canon John Clarke, Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon has been appointed Dean of Merton for the remainder of the three-year term which runs until 9 November 2019, after the death of Fr. John Mulligan in September 2018.


As a result of a very successful two-week mission organised in the churches and Catholic schools of the Merton Deanery in 2013, a continuing Merton Deanery Mission team was established with representatives from each parish.


This Team meets regularly and has organised a number of support and formation events for groups active in the parishes.

For example during 2017 the Deanery Team organised sessions on:

  • Challenges for parents of Confirmation candidates

  • Parish Leadership and the role of Parish Pastoral Councils

  • Understanding our Faith

  • The treasures of the Scriptures.

  • Supporting First Communion catechists

  • Church teaching and lived reality

  • Supporting Confirmation catechists

  • Empowering catechists to pass on the gift

  • Liturgy for children

  • Readers: Reading or Proclaiming

  • Finding time for prayer.


Much activity during 2018 has been associated with the Liverpool Eucharistic Congress. In preparation, the Deanery Team organised an open meeting in February to explain the Congress and it has been supporting the Diocesan organised meetings on:

  • The Apostolate of Adoration

  • Scripture and the Eucharist

  • The Resurrection Narratives

  • The Congress Music Day

  • Barriers and Obstacles to the Eucharist


Please see the Merton Deanery Website for more information about the Deanery.


Saints Peter and Paul

The Presbytery, Cranmer Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4LD


Any comments or feedback on the website: Email us on : peterpaulmitcham@gmail.com

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Charity no. 1173050 -  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark.