St Mary of the Crays

Old Road, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4DN

Father John Ryan MBE

Fr John Ryan MBEFr John joined St Mary's in August 2004, swapping roles with Fr Peter who replaced him in Dover.

During his time in Crayford he achieved many things, most notably the re-opening of the social club to strengthen the community life of the parish.

The later years of his appointment were beset by a lengthy period of poor health which ultimately led to his retirement as a parish priest.

The parish newsletter on his final weekend contained a heartfelt thank-you letter to all the parishioners. In it he reflected on his life so far and the places he's served as a priest.

Times of Services

Sunday Mass:

6.30pm (Sat)
8.30am, 10.30am

Holy Day Mass:

9.15am, 7.00pm

Weekday Mass:

Monday 7.00pm
Tue - Fri 9.15am

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 5.30-6.15pm

Novena Service

Wednesday after Mass


Monday from 6.30pm
Friday after Mass