Latest news on Renewal and Restructuring from Brentwood diocese received under the Steward of the Go

As mentioned in the newsletter, Brentwood has now published the First Formal Proposal for renewal and restructuring of the diocese which can be accessed by clicking the above. A video message from our Bishop Alan may be accessed by clicking Bishop’s message and clicking on the play button. Do listen to the Bishop and read the draft Diocesan plan for the next 20 years; discuss it with your friends and family, pray and discern and email your comments to I will try to persuade the PPC to arrange one or more open evenings to discuss the meaning and ramifications of the proposal for our parish. Please look on this page for developments. The document will be discussed at le


THANK YOU CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - Thank you, hard-worked organisers. Thank you all who first donated and then came to buy the produce of the stalls. We made a healthy profit well over £3000. Even more important it was another occasion when we could meet without pressure and simply chat. We are a family. That is what families need. Thank you for your loyalty. CAKE SALE - To all at St. Thomas’ who supported the Cake Sale to raise funds for a Christmas Party for the students at St. John’s RC School hosted by the Y13 students at Trinity. A staggering £412 was raised.


Commentary on Final Sunday of the Liturgical Year The Solemnity of Christ the King ​ Sunday November 26th​ First Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 Psalm 22, Response: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Second Reading: I Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 Gospel: Matthew 25: 31-46 The last words of Jesus before his passion begins are a magnificent summary of everything Matthew has said about the Kingdom and how we are to gain admittance to it. It is a passage which should thrill and console in equal measure, and the one who proclaims it should feel privileged. It may consign people to eternal fire, but this is only because of what they have done to others. One thinks of the Beati

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