Preparation for children who will begin to receive communion next May has already started. The deadline for enrolment falls this Friday and no further applications will be accepted after that date. There are already so many enrolled that we must divide them into two groups. On alternate Saturday mornings they will come to Becket for 2 hours. There will be 8 sessions starting in September and running till April 2020. The parents of the children involved are asked to come to Be
The Parish Council (PC), our insurers and many parishioners have for some time been concerned about the risks of fire and personal injury, especially to children, being caused by the lighted wax votive candles in front of Saint Anthony’s statue and on the Lady Altar. We are aware that there are differing opinions as to whether they should stay or be changed to a safer type. After much discussion in the PC and with the Friars we have agreed to replace the votive candles in fro
Taking place at High Beech Church on Sun afternoon 15th September “Wedding Favourites” delivered with ceremonial aplomb by the Asaph Trumpet Guild with soprano Nicola Hooke. Concerts will begin at 2.30pm and 4.00pm. High Beech Church is near the junction of Avey Lane & Mott Street, High Beech, Essex.
Despite our pleas to the contrary: Last Sunday there were twelve votive candles burning while precariously balanced on ledges of the candelabra in front of St Antony. From time to time we see very young children playing with the lighted candles, moving them around the sconces with no adult giving attention. Once when children of similar age were doing much the same their flowing hair came within an inch of going up in flames. Reluctantly we have been forced to accept the advi
Our catechists have been busy during the holidays preparing for the instruction of children who will begin to receive communion next May. There are changes, for the better. We will need to make a start soon after term begins, so do not miss the starting date and particularly the deadline for registration.
Someone alerted us to the fact that nowadays fathers as well as mothers take their share of changing babies’ nappies. No sooner mentioned than our very efficient parish office provided the needed equipment. Babies can now be changed at both ends of the lavatorial premises. How well we are served.
In two weeks’ time our Councillors will rise early of a Saturday morning and gather at Chigwell. There we will reflect on our task and how we can better serve you all. You can play a part by praying for the success of these few hours. The role of a Parish Pastoral Council is growing. We are unclear about many things. We do know the Holy Spirit is actively guiding us. Pray that we let him in.
as part of their baby bank they are raising money to help local families afford the new school shoes and uniform for children starting school in September. Visit ilfordsalvationarmy.nationbuilder.com/school_uniform_appeal_2019?recruiter_id=1060 for more information and to donate.
We offer our sympathy to the sisters of the Holy Family on the death of Sr Josephine at the ripe age of 99. Sister Josephine did much for our parish first in her teaching and then as a committed member of our parish pastoral care. We owe her much for her life committed to prayer.