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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.


Fr. James McCormack RIP

Fr. Jim, whom some parishioners will remember from his days as an assistant priest at Ilford, died suddenly last week.

Reception into Our Lady of Light and St Osyth’s Church, Clacton-on-Sea Monday 1st June at 4.30pm

Requiem Mass Tuesday 2nd June at 11.30pm

May he Rest in Peace



Sincere thanks for contributions which now amount to £870. The Parish has matched what parishioners have generously donated and a cheques for £2000 has been sent to Cafod. Further donations may be given using Cafod Envelopes which are available at the back of church. The Government will match what Cafod raises.


Basildon Catholic Collegiate Trust (BCCT)

Vacancy: Chaplaincy

The BCCT includes the Catholic schools and parish in Basildon, providing vibrant and thriving youth ministry. We are looking for a Chaplain to work with our 7-16 year olds, and to help inspire, form and train young adult leaders. £22,937 pa, September start. Full details at


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

Pope Francis Teaches


Mass Times


300000 expected for beatification of…..

24th May 2015


Greatest threat to Palmyra is…..

Sunday Reflection with Fr Robin…..

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

Be united in your convictions and united in your love, with a common purpose and a common mind. There must be no competition among you, no conceit; but everybody is to be self-effacing. Always consider the other person to be better than yourself, so that nobody thinks of his own interests first but everybody thinks of other people’s interests instead.

Philippians 2:2-4

A Thought for Today

O Lord, I cry for peace,

Purify my eyes to see peace,

Purify my mind to understand peace,

Purify my heart to love peace,

Purify my memory to work for peace,

The peace that comes from your love and compassion.

O Lord, sustain my vision of peace

following your inspiration,

You have many ways of revealing your ­presence and love for humanity,

But your style is constant:

You are in dialogue with all,

You care for all.

James H Kroeger MM

Once upon a Time in Asia,

edited by James H. Kroeger and Eugene F. Thalman

Gospel of St. Matthew

Gospel of St. John

Gospel of St. Luke

Gospel of St. Mark