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Welcome to the website for St. Bede Catholic Parish, 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.


Marie Monaghan RIP

The Parish community extends its prayerful condolences

to her family. Requiem Mass Friday 1st May at 10.00am

May she rest in peace


Diocesan Pilgrimage To Walsingham

Saturday 23rd May 2015 coach will leave St Anne Line Church, Grove Crescent, South Woodford, E18 2JR at 8.30am.

To book a place on the coach (£20) 020 8989 5242

or email


Befriending those coming out of prison

Basic Caring Communities. Following the talk from Pact a few weeks ago about befriending those coming out of prison: You are invited to a taster session to find out more. Wednesday 27th May, in Camberwell SE London, from 18.00 - 20.00.

RSVP to or call 0207 735 9535


The Catholic Fellowship Society

(care for people with special needs and their carers in the Diocese of Brentwood) Dance, The Guildhall, Ilford Catholic Club, Saturday 2nd May, contact Brendan Burke on 01708 732930.


The Annual Mass for Migrants

In honour of St Joseph the Worker

Monday, 4th May at St George’s Cathedral,

Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 6HR.


Pope Francis teaches...…

In his address to seminarians preparing for the priesthood, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of forming “a climate of prayer and fraternity.” This atmosphere, he said, allows seminarians to grow closer to “the sentiments of Jesus Christ, His love for the Father and for the Church,” and His dedication to the people of God. He warned them that they are not preparing to be functionaries, but true shepherds in the image of Jesus the Good Shepherd.

Being a “good shepherd” in His image is something no one can achieve on his own – but Pope Francis reminded them that “it is not our work… It is the work of the Holy Spirit.” Only by allowing oneself to be shaped – as clay is shaped by the potter — will seminarians be able “to shepherd the people of God and guide them “along the Way that is Jesus.”

This, the Holy Father said, “means meditating every day on the Gospel… experiencing the mercy of God in the Sacrament of Reconciliation… eating the Eucharist with faith and with love… being men of prayer. If you are not disposed to follow along this street, it would be better for you to have the courage to seek another path. Take seriously the words of the Prophets: “Woe to the wicked Shepherds who pasture themselves and not their flocks. May this ‘woe,’ make you reflect seriously on your future.”

Pope Francis Teaches


Mass Times


Gospel of St Mark

Armenian Church canonises 1.5M…..

27th April 2015

News & Comments

Cardinal Turkson forecasts new…..

Confessions of a Mass tourist

Do You Love Me

By Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales

Heart Speaks Unto Heart

The visit of Pope Benedict XVI UK 2010

Spiritual Ecumenism

A Handbook of Spiritual Ecumenism by Cardinal Walter Kasper


A Word of Scripture

He made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns the dusk to dawn and day to darkest night.

He summons the waters of the sea and pours them over the land.

‘The Lord’ is his name.

Amos 5:8

He has built his high dwelling place in the heavens and supported his vault on the earth; he summons the waters of the sea and pours them over the land.

‘The  Lord’ is his name.

 Amos 9:6

A Thought for Today

Often, I pray with great difficulty because I am distracted;

I have so much on my mind …

At other times, I really enjoy that loving glance, that contemplative experience that prompts me to respond in loving ways to God.

A new way of prayer is prayer through peacefulness.

Sr Margaret Ormond OP

The Dominican Way

ed. Lucette Verboven

(Continuum, 2011)