World Chocolate Day!

World Chocolate Day – celebrated on 7 July – indulges one of the world's favourite treats and marks the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550. Until this point, chocolate was only known to natives in Mexico and parts of central and south America. As much as we love chocolate, it is worth remembering that it frequently contains problematic ingredients . . .

“Life cycle ceremonies”

We can now have baptisms, funerals and weddings in church. Strict conditions are laid down by government and our bishops’ instructions comply with these. Baptisms 30 families are waiting to baptise their new treasure. Deacon Matthew and we are ready to provide the sacrament for one family at a time. The number attending the ceremony has to be restricted and we will ask you to inform us in advance of the number you wish to take part. We have discussed carefully how we will maintain social distancing throughout the ceremony. If you wish to arrange a date please phone the parish office and you will receive more details of what is possible. Funerals These are now permitted in church. As for all

Join us for Mass on-line live this Sunday at 10am

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 Caritas Diocese of Brentwood – Development Officer. If you are passionate about supporting local volunteers, and have strong experience in training and networking in the charitable sector, this could be your perfect job! Please visit https:// developmentofficer/ for the Job Description and full details of this significant new role, which will help enhance our Gospel mandate to serve and recognise Christ in the poor, and in those on the edges. The deadline to apply is October 2nd 2020 and the start date is January 2021.  Midday assistant—St Mary’s Catholic school Chingford Please visit the school website for more information

Church Donations

 On-line donations Thank you to those parishioners who have used the Diocese of Brentwood on-line donation website. It is very thoughtful of you to think of your Church in these challenging times. For those who maybe interested the site can be found at donations/?parish=woodford%20green  By Standing order Contact the parish office for details

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St. Thomas of Canterbury Church

557/559 High Road
Woodford Green
Essex IG8 0RB

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