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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.


Pope Francis Teaches


Mass Times


Stations of The Cross

Friday evenings of Lent at 7.30pm - Click to View


Film Nights for Lent

Monday Nights during Lent 7.30pm in The Lady Chapel


CAFOD ~ Lent Fast Day

In solidarity with the poor and hungry, we are invited to fast and to contribute to Cafod’s work in the developing world. This year the UK Government will MATCH £ for £ all our donations to Cafod. For every £1 we contribute the Government will also give £1. Cafod Envelopes available in the porch.


First Holy Communion

Refresher for Parents Saturday 25th April 10.00am in the Lady Chapel while the children have their session in the hall.


Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust

Newham - Vacancy: part time Principal Finance Officer. Application form and more details are available online at quoting ref no SCH01618.


Lectio Divina

Prayerful Reading of the Scriptures. The First Friday of each month 7.30pm in the Lady Chapel. Information Eileen Bryant 0789 7428104


Confirmation Programme

Candidates meeting with The Bishop (to which Parents & Sponsors are also invited) Sunday 8th March 3.00pm at Brentwood Cathedral Families are encourage to share transport.

A Word of Scripture

Glory be to him whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine; glory be to him from generation to generation in the Church

and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20-21

Happy the man who discovers wisdom,

the man who gains discernment: gaining her is more rewarding than silver, more profitable than gold.

She is beyond the price of pearls, nothing you could covet is her equal.

Proverbs 3:13-15

A Thought for Today

Jesus saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office, and he said to him:

Follow me. Jesus saw Matthew, not merely in the usual sense, but more significantly with his merciful understanding of men. He saw the tax collector and, because he saw him through the eyes of mercy and chose him, he said to him: “Follow me.” This following meant imitating the pattern of his life – not just walking after him. St John tells us: “Whoever says he abides in Christ ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” And he rose and followed him. There is no reason for surprise that the tax collector abandoned earthly wealth as soon as the Lord commanded him. Nor should one be amazed that neglecting his wealth, he joined a band of men whose leader had, on Matthew’s assessment, no riches at all. Our Lord summoned Matthew by speaking to him in words. By an invisible, interior impulse flooding his mind with the light of grace, he instructed him to walk in his footsteps. In this way Matthew could understand that Christ, who was summoning him away from earthly possessions, had incorruptible treasures of Heaven in his gift.

St Bede (c. 673-735)

Gospel of St Mark

Its not easy being turbulent priests

2nd March 2015

Nations flourish when people enjoy a sense of belonging

News & Comments

The Weakness of Sin

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