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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

May the God of peace make you perfect and holy; and may you all be kept safe and blameless, spirit, soul and body, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

A Thought for Today

Come back to your heart, and from there, to God, for the path is not long from your heart to God. All of the difficulties that are troubling you come from what is outside of you, you who are the exile of your own heart. You let yourself be moved by what is outside of yourself and you lose yourself. You are within, they are outside; gold, silver, and all kinds of money, clothes, clients, the family … they are all outside.

St Augustine

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 Baptism of the Lord

Sunday 13th January

Pope Francis Teaches

Bishops to visit Holy Land in support of Christians

South African reflection: Liturgy: the bar is low, sadly

'A sense of conversion' - A bishop reflects on the Mundelein retreat

Heavy snow causes chaos in Europe

in the news … 12th January

Parish News

The Parish Community

 is very grateful to Fr. Joseph Farrell who celebrates our Masses this weekend

while Fr. Martin takes a short break with his family


Diocese of Brentwood

Foundation Governor Vacancies

Vacancies for Foundation Governors have arisen at a number of Catholic schools across the Diocese and expressions of interests are being sought from practising committed Catholics for the ministry. The term of office is for four years from the date of appointment. Foundation Governors are personally appointed by the Bishop to Diocesan schools to represent his interests and those of the Catholic community as a whole.

The Governors of a Catholic school work as a team, in close co-operation with the Headteacher and all the staff. Foundation Governors share the responsibilities of all governors: Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational       performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and

Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In addition to this, foundation governors are appointed specifically to ensure: that the religious character of the school is preserved that the school is conducted in accordance with its trust deed

that the religious education curriculum is in accordance with the Bishop’s policy for this Diocese.

Our schools would benefit from people with a range of skills and experiences including Finance, Education, Special Needs, Legal and Administration. Anyone interested in the role and mission of foundation governor should not be put off by a lack of experience. Appropriate training is available.

Please could you send your CV to


Our Christian Brothers & Sisters

In Parts of the Arab world suffer persecution for the Christian Faith

Please continue to remember them in prayer

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