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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

The Spirit comes to help us in our weakness. For when we cannot choose words in order to pray properly, the Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words.

Romans 8:26

A Thought for Today

“We shall steer safely through every storm so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.”

St. Francis de Sales

(1567 – 1622)

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

Saint Luke, Evangelist

Wednesday 18th October

Hacked Email

The parish has received a report indicating that our emails are again being hacked

 Parishioners are advised to completely disregard any emails that purport to come from the parish asking for funds or signing cheque's or any other unusual requests

Please refer all such matters to Fr. Martin by telephone


Pilgrimage to Padua and the Art Cities of Italy

2nd - 7th October 2017

Click to View Details of the Pilgrimage


First Holy Communion Programme

Letters for those who have registered are available at the back of Church

The registration process has been completed and late applications cannot be accepted


Personal/Professional References

Fr. Martin is often nominated as a referee without his prior knowledge or consent. Any parishioner who wishes him to act in that capacity must meet him in person and give him a note of the reference required in advance.


Dominica West Indies

Members of St. Bede Parish have family on the Caribbean Island which was devastated by two recent hurricanes. There is no electricity or water and need your prayers and help. If you can help with food, water, medical supplies household items, electrical items and construction equipment, please contact

Linda Fontaine on 07951 736613 or speak to her at the 11am Mass

Many thanks for the £251 raised as last week’s Coffee Morning in aide of victims

Another Coffee Morning to raise funds is being held this weekend. Thank you for your support.


Brentwood Catholic Youth Service

Walsingham House Appeal many thanks for the £155 contributed


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

©2015, 2017 Catholic Trust for England and Wales


 Secondary School Application Forms

Must Be Submitted by 31st October 2017

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


to those who meet the published criteria

[see Certificate of Catholic Practice above]


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 above]


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

Catechism ‘permits revised teaching on death penalty’ says Schönborn

South Sudan:

Taizé brothers bring message of peace

Ireland’s main opposition party votes to keep Eighth Amendment

Pope Francis calls on Catholics to ‘hear the cry of the poor’

in the news … 18th October

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