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news regarding the corona virus

  • From today (18-3) al public masses are cancelled. We hope to startup soon again. Please find the letter from our parish priest dated 22nd of March
  • On Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday there is addoration between 2-4 o'clock in St.Josephchurch (this is a very big church so it's easy to keep distance). We request that you only come on Sunday if you can't come during the week so we can spread the number of people the max of people allowed in is 30,
  • The 24-hour addoration will also continue, only in the big Lodewijk church and not in the small chappel.
  • H.Mass will be on live stream every Sunday at 10 a.m. please please follow the LINK.
  • We have received new instructions from the bishops regarding the Corona-virus 13th March
  • If you follow this LINK you will find the letter from our parish priest in English 13th March
  • If you have any questions please mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Every evening at 8.30 we are praying the Rosary together as community it's in dutch but you can pray with us in English you can join with this LINK

  • The Loreto litanies you can find HERE
  • Sort handout on how to pray the rosary you can find HERE
  • Please do not go to the meeting before 20.25 if you do will will be disabled at 20.25, however you can rightaway re-enter
  • If you have any questions/remarks please let u know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EN mass 01Welcome to the website of the Sint Lodewijkskerk. The English translation is, "The Church of Saint Louis," which is located in the centre of the city of Leiden in The Netherlands. We have a growing group of English speaking parishioners who are visiting and actively participating in our parish-life. We also hope, that you will find a warm welcome and, "a-home-away-from-home," in our beautiful church.

English Mass and more.

You are also most welcome to join us in our DAILY MASS , and especially in the English mass, which is every Sunday at 18.00. On the first Sunday of the month there is also, "coffee after mass," which is a wonderful opportunity to meet and socialize with each other. 
During the summer there will be no English mass for a few weeks as always you are more than welcome at the 10am Mass on sunday. The last English mass of this season will be the 10th of July and we will start again the 27th of August.

Please meet our parish priest


Father Jeroen Smith
Parish priest and responsible for our church.

24-Hour Adoration project

We are a very active church, and we also believe that prayer supports everything that we do, therefore, we have the adoration chapel (John Paul II chapel) which contains the venerated relic of John Paul II. Every week from Friday 14.00 o'clock until Saturday 14.00 o'clock the chapel is open for adoration. If you would like more information or if you wish to help us by "adopting one hour" then please send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rosary Prayer Group

Also, every 2nd Monday of the month we come together to pray the Rosary in English and after we arrange a social meal/dinner where we have a chance to meet. For more information CLICK .

You can also find us on:
- Tripadvisor
- Wikipedia

Best regards and we hope to see you in our church.


Anne-Marijn & Karel 
(contactpersons for english speaking parishioners)