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Contacting the Parish Office, Convents, Curia
and Commissariat of the Holy Land

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The Parish Office is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 1.30pm and is situated at the side of the church.

The office is staffed by:

Geraldine Mansbridge (Parish Office Manager)

Tania Khorvat (Administrator)

Maria Millman (Finance Administrator)

Parish Office Tel: 020 8504 1686
The Friary  Tel: 020 8504 1688

St. Thomas of Canterbury Church
557/559 High Road
Woodford Green
Essex IG8 0RB

Parish Newsletter

The newsletter is prepared weekly; all articles to be included in the newsletter should be submitted to the Parish Office by Wednesday each week.

Printing Staff

There is a rota of volunteers who print the newsletter and 10.00am Mass hymn sheet each week. If you are interested in helping, please contact the Parish Office.

New Parishioners

If you are new to the Parish, or have moved addresses within the Parish, please contact the Parish Office to obtain a new parishioners form so that your up to date details can be recorded.

Becket Centre Hire

Parishioners may apply to hire the Becket Centre for a social event. For more information about the conditions and rates of hire please contact the Parish Office.


Requiem masses are usually celebrated at the daily 10.00am mass. For more information regarding funeral arrangements please contact the Parish Office.


If you wish to get married at St Thomas’, please contact the Parish priest. It is usual to provide at least six months’ notice for a wedding. We do encourage couples to get married within their own Parish community. If you live outside the parish and have personal reasons for wishing to marry here please talk to the Parish priest.

Served by the Franciscans


The parish of St. Thomas’ covers the areas of Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge, Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill. There are an estimated 2,000 Catholic households in the parish and these are served from three Mass centres. The parish is divided into 58 zones.


Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux
Holy Family Convent
5 The Green
Woodford Green
Essex IG8 0NF 
Tel: 020 8505 2265

Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Chigwell Convent
803 Chigwell Road
Woodford Green
Essex IG8 8AX 
Tel:020 8506 0329

Domus Mariae
Tel: 020 8505 8180


Michael Copps 


Michael O'Grady - Secretary of the Custody, Bursar of the Custody 

Custodial Curia Telephone :

020 8504 7540
Custodial Curia Fax : 020 8504 7541
Custos Direct Line : 020 8504 7547
Email address :
Curia Finance Office : 


Fr Michael O'Kane, Commissary

Tel and Fax: 020 8498 9994
Email address :

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