1st August to 8th August
Rachel Antonella Rizzo
1. Assist with incoming email, post, telephone calls and enquiries from members of the public and clergy, re-directing queries when appropriate;
2. To acknowledge correspondence received and respond appropriately to enquiries at the request of the Chancery & Tribunal Administrator;
3. Prepare paying-in book and financial records for the Chancery and Tribunal Offices, ready for banking by the Administrator and their reporting to the Finance Office;
4. Register RCIA forms and prepare them for signature by the Chancellor (or Bishop) and return to the parishes;
5. Process Papal Blessing requests and record financial information;
6. Register Authorised Persons forms, prepare them for signature and forwarding to the GRO;
7. Assist with the review and preparation of marriage papers, which will require signature by the Chancellor;
8. Update and maintain the Marriage Registers, and to input historical information as required by the Chancery & Tribunal Administrator;
9. Ensure copies of all marriage documentation sent to other dioceses are copied and filed in the Chancery Archives;
10. Assist with the issue to parishes of the annual Mass Attendance forms and annual Pastoral Statistics forms. Collation of the data into report format to be made available to the Bishops’ Conference and the Holy See, and other Diocesan departments as needed.
11. Respond to search requests from other Dioceses, as needed.
12. Maintain and distribute Chancery and Tribunal forms as required to include pre-nuptial enquiry forms and the various application forms for dispensations or permissions.
13. To arrange appointments, as necessary, for clergy and others to see the Chancellor.
14. To arrange appointments, as necessary, for Tribunal interviews and others at the request of the Chancery & Tribunal Administrator;
15. Ensure electronic mailing lists and pre-printed labels are available and updated at all times under the guidance of the Chancery & Tribunal Administrator.
16. To ensure the Chancery and Tribunal office is maintained in an orderly manner, ensuring that all electronic and paper records are secure, confidential, up-to-date and archived when necessary.
17. Secretarial/Administration – to deal with general tasks as and when required
The full job description and person specification can be found on the Diocese website here:
Hours of work: 25 hours per week
Start Date: September 2021
Closing date: Monday 16th August 2021 at 5pm
Interviews: Week commencing 23rd August 2021
To be considered for the role, please send a CV and covering letter (no longer than one side of A4) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note that you will need to be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position. You must provide proof of Right to Work in the UK.
For an informal chat with Michaela Pearce, Chancery and Tribunal Administrator, please email email@example.com
Diocese of Brentwood
A: Cathedral House, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AT
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07798 587726
Exploring the encyclical Laudato si
As the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), to be held in Glasgow in
November, draws nearer, and at a time of unprecedented danger for the world, the 2015
encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato si, on care for our ‘common home’, could not be more
relevant. Fr Ashley Beck will explore its contents and explain its crucial relevance.
Fr Ashley Beck
Ashley Beck is a priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark, based in the parish of Beckenham in
South East London. He is Dean of Studies of the Diaconate formation programme which
covers most of southern England, and Associate Professor at St Mary's University,
Twickenham. He has degrees from Oxford University in Classics and Theology, and a PhD by
publication from Surrey University in the methodology of Catholic Social Teaching.
Saturday 4th September 2021 - 11.00 to 12.30 BST
For access to this free live stream event go to www.whatgoodnews.org and follow the
instructions. No registration needed.
Talks will be available subsequently on www.whatgoodnews.org
To join the www.whatgoodnews.org mailing list please email
Online retreat with a special invitation to everyone in the Diocese of Brentwood from the 15th to 18th October 2021
Led from Boarbank Hall, Cumbria, by members of the Laudato Si Institute and the Ecological Conversion Group
This retreat is:
- Open to everyone, of all ages. If you are concerned about climate change, wonder what it has to do with the Catholic faith, or just want to discover more, perhaps as a parent, grandparent, young person, priest, parishioner, teacher or member of a parish council, you are very welcome to be part of this retreat.
- Full of insightful times of speaker-led input, prayer and reflection, along with practical suggestions to help you put Pope Francis beautiful Encyclical, Laudato Si’, into practice in your life & in your parish
- Timed to fit around work and family life, with a session on Friday evening, Saturday morning, later afternoon & eve, Sunday late afternoon & eve, and Monday eve.
- Free of charge (donations welcome)
Bishop Alan Williams, SM, who will open the retreat, and Bishop Mark O’Toole (Plymouth) who will end the retreat.
Trish Sandbach, who worked in Oxfam Education for many years and led her parish in gaining a LiveSimply award. She is now an assessor for the LiveSimply award
John Paul de Quay, a founder member of the Ecological Conversion Group and The Journey to 2030 (see https://journeyto2030.org/).
Sr Margaret Atkins, an Augustinian Canoness at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria, a teacher of philosophy and theology, with a lifelong interest in the natural world, and author of Catholics and Our Common Home: Caring for the Planet in a Time of Crisis (CTS).
Throughout the weekend there will also be panel discussions with experts,
sharing advice on practical projects that could work in your parish.
To apply, simply email Sr Margaret Atkins on email@example.com.
Full Time Caretaker - Required as soon as possible
Hours: 35 hours per week (6 am to 6 pm) Shift Pattern Applies
Pay: Scale 5 Point 12 to 15 (£25,137 - £26,520)
If you are interested in playing a key role in helping our excellent school to improve further, please contact the school office for an application pack via email
Visits to school are encouraged and candidates are welcome to contact the office to arrange an appointment.
Closing date for application is Friday 3rd September 2021
Short listing Tuesday 7th September 2021
St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School
Head Teacher: Mrs Helen Craft
The Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society is inviting parishioners across the Diocese to join in with their ‘Relay 100’summer community event. This initiative is an opportunity to recommit ourselves to our work following the pandemic, to remind our community about the work we do, to reach families who may need our support and to raise some funds through sponsored walks, runs or cycles.
We are looking for 100 individuals (or families within bubbles) to complete a ‘leg’ of our relay around the diocese; we have routes of varying distances so there is something to suit all abilities.
Can you help us?
To find out more, please contact Damian Dillon: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07912 308000 or visit https://www.bccs.org.uk/fundraising-and-events/all-events/relay-100to read more about this event.
Help Your Marriage – Retrouvaille is a programme to support couples who have difficulties in their marriage. It brings a positive focus, new hope and helps nourish and grow your marriage ….and you don’t need to leave home, it comes to you!
Tens of thousands of couples headed for divorce have successfully saved their marriages by attending and using the tools provided.
The programme helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. It helps them through difficult times whether they are disillusioned or in deep misery.
There is no group therapy or group work.
For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the next programme commencing with a Virtual weekend on 1st - 4th July 2021,
call or text 07887 296 983 or 07973 380 443
or email email@example.com
or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk
The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) provides parish leaders with knowledge and understanding of theology and the Catholic faith.
You can learn the course in person, by distance learning or online - details below:
Centres (in person learning)
Life-Light Home Study Courses (distance learning)
01844 351 514
CCRS Online (online learning)
0151 291 3055
Yours sincerely, Board of Religious Studies