Reflections & More


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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

My brothers, you will always have your trials but, when they come, try to treat them as a happy privilege; you understand that your faith is only put to the test to make you patient, but patience too is to have its practical results so that you will become fully-developed, complete, with nothing missing.

James 1:2-4

A Thought for Today

Do you really want to be converted? Are you willing to be transformed? Or do you keep clutching your old ways of life with one hand while with the other you beg people to help you change? Conversion is certainly not something you can bring about yourself. It is not a question of will-power. You have to trust the inner voice that shows the way. You know that inner voice. You turn to it often.

Henri J. M. Nouwen

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

Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 14th October

Pope Francis Teaches

Francis accepts resignation of Cardinal Wuerl as Washington Archbishop

Taizé Prayer in London

‘Death rate among homeless should be a wake-up call’

Synod of Bishops: Women, persecution, “nones” and Humanae vitae

in the news … 13th October

Parish News

Confirmation 2019 

An important short meeting of registered candidates and parent/guardian

will be held after 11.00am Mass this Sunday 14th October


Pastoral Letter

Click to read a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Alan Williams

Pastoral Letter



A gentle, systematic exploration of Catholic Faith & Practice for anyone who may seek

to join us in the Church and also for those who wish to refresh their faith and understanding

of The Church’s teachings

Continues on Tuesday 9th October 7.30pm in the Presbytery


Favourite Hymns

Saturday 3rd November at 7.30pm. Nominate your top three Favourite Hymns

by using the Voting slips available at the back of the church.

Voting closes at midday on Sunday 28th October


Calais Light

Regular weekend car convoys from Brentwood Cathedral to chop veg & sort Refugee

donations at the Help Refugees UK Warehouse in Calais

Next Trip 30th November - 2nd December

Sign up to volunteer or donate on our Facebook page: 'Calais Light'



Brentwood Cathedral Website and search ‘Calais Light’


Pilgrimage to The Holy Land & Jordan

April 28th 2019 (10/11 nights)

Further information from Larry Fernandes on

Click to View Itinerary


Certificates of Catholic Practice

For those who qualify

Will be available after each Mass on the following weekends

October 27/28

November 10/11

December 8/9

Click to View “Requirements for the certificate”

Click to View Priests Guidance Notes


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

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