St. Bede Catholic Church Chadwell Heath Brentwood Diocesan Trust Registered Charity No. 234092 Home

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.



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India Project

Although the parish council decided some time ago to discontinue support for of this charity, Fr. Martin still privately raises funds for the Project he established himself in 1987. He is grateful for the donations given by a number of individuals and is very willing to provide information to any parishioners who would like to learn more and maybe join him in supporting it.


Parishioners are reminded that NHS Hospital Chaplains no longer have access to the names or religious denomination  of patients admitted to hospital. Patients and / or their relatives must now make their own arrangements should they wish a priest /chaplain to visit  them while in hospital.

Copies of   Note to Nursing Staff   are available on the notice board  which may help in making contact with The Hospital Chaplain if needed.

The Priests of St. Cedd’s, Goodmays, are designated Catholic Chaplains to King George Hospital and may be contacted on 020 8590 9026.  

The Priests of St. Mary’s, Hornchurch are designated Chaplains to Queen’s Hospital and may be contacted on 01708 44761.

Fr. Martin is always pleased to visit parishioners and their families who are ill either at home or in hospital.



For refugees in our area who have nothing!

Small Packets of Corn Flakes, Sugar, Pasta, Cartons of Semi-Skimmed Milk, Orange Juice, Small Packets of

Basmati Rice, Spaghetti. Donations may be left in the

basket provided inside the back of the church.

The Lady / Children’s Chapel

Parents are invited to use the Lady Chapel when children become unsettled or noisy during Mass. The Chapel has a large screen monitor allowing full view of the sanctuary and participation in the Mass.

Marriage Care

Catholic Marriage Counselling

Ilford Centre 0208 530 8648

National telephone appointment service 0800 389 3801

St. Bede’s  over 50’s Friendship Club

Meets first & third Mondays of each month 1.00pm - 3.00pm.  See notice board for details.


Secondary School Forms: see Diary of appointments at the back of Church only after weekend masses. Last appointments this week. Nursery/Reception Forms will be signed in November -

A Diary of appointments will be available at the end of October.

Forms cannot be signed outside published times.


Parents who have regularly attended Mass at St. Bede during the past year are invited to prepare and present their children (Y3+) for First Holy Communion. Registration forms are available from Fr. Martin after weekend Masses. Registration must be completed before 1.00pm NEXT Sunday 26th October 2014.

Late applications cannot be accepted.


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated at St Bede on Pentecost Sunday, 24th May 2015. Younger Parishioners (Y10 and above) who have regularly attended Mass at St. Bede during the past year are invited to speak to Fr. Martin about the Preparation Programme. Attendance at a residential Weekend at Walsingham House (Friday evening 21st - Sunday afternoon 23rd November) is a required part of the preparation. Registration must be completed before 1.00pm NEXT Sunday 26th October 2014.

Late applications cannot be accepted


A Parishioner of St Bede's has a 10 year old niece who is in very urgent need of a bone marrow transplant. Anyone aged between 16 and 30 years who is willing to be considered as a possible donor can register with The Anthony Nolan Trust for a simple screening test at: or telephone 03033030303.

Altar Servers’ Training

Training for New Altar Servers continues next Saturday Morning, 25th October, at 11.00am Minimum Age School Year 4 and above. Adults especially welcome.


The Catholic Fund for Overseas Development The Parish has recently made three donations of £500 each to Cafod for relief in Iraq, Gaza and the Ebola crisis. Parishioners may wish to augment these Donations.

Brentwood Youth Service Lourdes 2015

Fr. Martin has a supply of Applications forms

St. Bede's Toddlers' Group

Meets every Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm