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Welcome in your Catholic church in Leiden!

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)