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To the website for St. Bede Catholic Church, Chadwell Heath, Essex, we hope that what you access here will point you to Christ our Saviour and Lord.

St Bede Parish is a vibrant, multi-cultural, enthusiastic and diverse Catholic community which seeks to serve God in and through our service of each other and all those with whom we interact. We trust you will find here useful information about our parish, the Catholic way of life and encouragement in your own faith.

Please use the form on the Contacts Page if you would like to leave a comment or seek further information. Thank you for visiting our website which we hope will be of interest and service to you.

The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ

And the love of God

And the fellowship of The Holy Spirit

Be with us all evermore


For today ....

A Word of Scripture

Give in to God: resist the devil, and he will run away from you. The nearer you go to God, the nearer he will come to you. Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up.

James 4:7-8,10

A Thought for Today

Lord Jesus, I give you my hands to do your work, my feet to go your way, my eyes to see as you do, my tongue to speak your words, my mind that you may think in me, my spirit that you may pray in me, above all I give you my heart that you may love in me your Father and all mankind, I give you my whole self that you may grow in me, so that it is you, Lord Jesus, who live and work and pray in me.

Lancelot Andrewes

Prayers Rotas Diary

Mass Times

Saturday 6.00pm (Vigil)

Sunday 9.00am & 11.00am

Weekday 9.00am Lauds from The Divine Office

(Followed by Mass)


Weekly Services

Mass Times

The Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday 10th December

Eddie Dunlea RIP

The parish community offers its prayerful condolences to his family

Reception at St Bede: Tuesday 12th December at 7.30pm

Requiem Mass: Wednesday 13th December at 11.00am

May he rest in peace


Mass times for Christmas

Check for updated mass times for 23rd & 24th

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Service of Reconciliation

For Christmas on Monday 18th December at 8.00pm


Chadwell Heath Churches’

Christmas Services Leaflet

A leaflet jointly produced by all the Christians churches in the area is available. Parishioners are encouraged to take these leaflets and make them available to their neighbours or distribute them as they feel appropriate.


Church Benches & Pews

At the request of the Parish Choir and Director of Music, an effort has been made to create greater space in the vicinity of the Organ. An experimental repositioning of benches and passageways is being tried for a number of weeks. Your patient co-operation is respectfully requested.


Nursery/Reception/Primary Applications

Must Be Submitted by 15th January 2018

Fr. Martin will be available on the following dates to provide


to those who meet the published criteria

[see Certificate of Catholic Practice below]

After Mass Saturday 16th December & Sunday 17th December

After Mass Saturday 6th January & Sunday 7th January  2018


Catholic Schools Applications

Certificate of Catholic Practice

Means a certificate issued by the family’s parish  priest (or the priest in charge of the church where the family attends Mass) in the form laid down by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

It will be issued if the priest is satisfied that at least one Catholic parent or carer (along with the child, if he or she is over seven years old) have (except when it was impossible to do so) attended Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation for at least five years (or, in the case of the child, since the age of seven, if shorter). 

It will also be issued when the practice has been continuous since being received into the Church if that occurred less than five years ago.

It is expected that most Certificates will be issued on the basis of attendance.

A Certificate may also be issued by the priest when attendance is interrupted by exceptional circumstances which excuse from the obligation to attend on that occasion or occasions. Details of these circumstances can be found in the guidance issued to priests.

Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

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Our Christian Brothers and Sisters

 In parts of the world suffer persecution and death for The Faith

They ask for our prayer, please do not forget them

Pope Francis Teaches

Vatican to launch new news site

Syria: Community returns to restored monastery

Pope Francis: It’s not enough just to ‘be good’. You must go to Mass

BBC Essex to record Cathedral’s Nine Lessons and Carols service

in the news … 15th December

Click for details of the Certificate of catholic practiceClick for details of the Certificate of catholic practice
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