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Clergy Appointments from 2/3 September

Dear Friends,

Bishop Alan has announced the parish appointments in our diocese for this coming September. Father Martin Boland comes to us in Wanstead as our new Parish Priest.

Father Martin brings many years of priestly experience and was once an Assistant Priest here in the parish. He will be ministering as the only priest in the parish. Bishop Alan has asked me to take up the appointment as Parish Priest of St. Edmund of Canterbury, Loughton.

Please keep all the clergy who are moving this September in your prayers

God bless

Fr. Adrian


The other moves are as follows;


Fr John Harvey: from Loughton to Cathedral

Fr Mark Reilly: from Wickford to Hornchurch, St Mary

Fr Martin Fletcher: from Hornchurch, St Mary to Epping

Fr Britto Belevendran: from Hornchurch, English Martyrs to Wickford

Fr Linu Thankachan: from Ilford, St John the Baptist to Hornchurch, English Martyrs

Fr Clement Orango: from Nottingham Diocese to Stansted as Priest-in-Charge

Fr Henry Mobela: Zambian Chaplaincy in London to Chadwell Heath as Priest-in-Charge

Fr Tarciziu Erdes:Assistant Priest to Parish Priest ofThe Assumption, Hainault


Fr Paschal Uche: from Colchester to Chelmsford, Our Lady Immaculate, Holy Name & Springfield

Fr Jerold Terrence: Kerala to Manor Park

Fr Philip Okoli: Resident at Community of St John, Forest Gate to Colchester

Holy Week 2023




Thursday 9th March 10.30am to 3pm and repeated Saturday 11th March, 10.30am to 3pm.

“Journey in Faith towards Easter”
A time to prepare for this great Feast of the Resurrection in a prayerful environment at The Convent of the Assumption, 13 the Avenue

All are welcome and a light lunch will be provided.


To celebrate the occasion, please come and join us for delicious cakes and enjoy a Fairtrade tea/coffee


Starting on Saturday 25th February, and during this season of Lent, all are
very welcome to attend Lectio Divina in the Pastoral Centre on Wednesday
mornings at 10am (after the Wednesday teas and coffees) and on
Saturdays between 5:15pm and 6:15pm (before the 6:30pm Mass). Please
do come and develop a new prayer habit during Lent.

CAFOD Lent Appeal

Ash Wednesday- 22nd February

Wednesday 22nd February is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. Mass will be at 9am and 8pm. Ashes will be distributed at both masses.

CAFOD Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal  

CAFOD Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

CAFOD is responding with support of provision of food, water, shelter, medical assistance and winter kits for survivors. Your donations in recent months have made that quick response possible. Let us join CAFOD in praying for our sisters and brothers affected by the earthquakes and the winter weather. Your support for CAFOD throughout the year allows our Catholic agency to act quickly when disasters strike. For more details visit CAFOD’s Turkey Syria Earthquake Appeal online at

Baptism Training Course Dates for 2023

The dates for the Baptism Training Course in 2023 are as follows;

2nd & 9th March
11th & 18th May
6th & 13th July
7th & 14th September
2nd & 9th November.

All sessions are held in the Pastoral Centre with registration from 7.45pm with an 8pm

Further information can be found at; Baptism

Social Events 2023