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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.

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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

Over all these clothes, to keep them together and complete them, put on love. And may the peace of Christ reign in your hearts, because it is for this that you were called together as parts of one body. Always be thankful.

Colossians 3:14-15

A Thought for Today

Jesus saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office, and he said to him: Follow me. Jesus saw Matthew, not merely in the usual sense, but more significantly with his merciful understanding of men. He saw the tax collector and, because he saw him through the eyes of mercy and chose him, he said to him: “Follow me.” This following meant imitating the pattern of his life – not just walking after him. St John tells us: “Whoever says he abides in Christ ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” And he rose and followed him. There is no reason for surprise that the tax collector abandoned earthly wealth as soon as the Lord commanded him. Nor should one be amazed that neglecting his wealth, he joined a band of men whose leader had, on Matthew’s assessment, no riches at all. Our Lord summoned Matthew by speaking to him in words. By an invisible, interior impulse flooding his mind with the light of grace, he instructed him to walk in his footsteps. In this way Matthew could understand that Christ, who was summoning him away from earthly possessions, had incorruptible treasures of Heaven in his gift.

St Bede (c. 673-735)

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

Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 19th November

Eddie Dunlea RIP

The parish community offers its prayerful condolences to his family

Funeral arrangements to follow

May he rest in peace


Solemnity of Christ the King

26th November 11.00am

St Bede Parish International Mass

In celebration of our Unity & Diversity all parishioners are invited to reflect their national and

ethnic cultures and traditions at this great celebration of our Common Catholic Faith


Confirmation 2018

Candidates & Parent/Guardian Meeting. A short meeting for those who have already

registered will be held after 11.00am Mass on Sunday 3rd December


Counters Rota

New Rota now available

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It appears that the streets around St Bede Church & School are patrolled by Traffic Wardens

seven days a week in response to the very considerable increase in the number of complaints made by local residents of inconsiderate and illegal parking. Please park lawfully in designated parking bays and never obstruct our neighbours’ access to their homes.


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 25th November & Sunday 26th November

After Mass Saturday 9th December & Sunday 10th December

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

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