Church Stewards & Cleaners – We need your help

With the wider opening of the Church a strong cleaning regime is extremely important in these Covid times. To date we have relied heavily on the good will of those who have volunteered to be stewards. However, we are now looking to open the Church for more services from September onwards. To do this, we need more volunteer stewards for the Masses including Sunday and volunteer cleaners who would be available on a weekly rota basis on a Tuesday, or a Thursday or a Saturday. Please contact the Parish Office if you can help in anyway.

We are introducing a revised Mass timetable from 5th September 2020

Monday 7pm Wednesday 10am followed by the rosary Friday 10am Saturday 10am Saturday: 6pm by appointment ONLY This will be streamed Sunday: 9am and 11am by appointment ONLY What you need to do to book to attend Mass on Saturday 6pm & Sunday 9am & 11am Masses · There can only be one household(Bubble) on a bench (To a maximum of 7) · Bookings must include a contact number for "Track and Trace" purposes · You (or your household) MUST NOT come to church if you show any symptoms of Covid 19 · Bookings can be made - in person Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am (at the Parish office) - by e-mail - by telephone 0208

If you cannot attend Mass you can always join us for our On-line service

We are now using Church Services TV to show masses and other services as appropriate online (both live and recorded). To view a mass or other service please click Mass Online on our website as normal. This will take you to the mass Player. Just click on the button to view the mass. If you want to view services recorded up to August 2020 then please click on the Mass Archive button on our website home page.

Becket Centre Regular Users

We have changed the lock on the main Becket Centre doors and introduced digital locks to the print Room and Clare Room Store. If you currently have keys assigned to you for approved purposes and wish to continue, please contact the parish office by email ( to arrange an appointment to receive the new keys etc. Please note that we are working on plans for the potential reopening of the Centre in the not too distant future.

Message from Fr Quentin

We know the many reasons – educational, social, psychological, and emotional – why your children need to go to school. We share your anxieties and pray for their safety. It is just as essential that your children and you now come back regularly to mass. We have in place most elaborate precautions. The dangers in church are far less than the complications of a school. We have been fortunate to enjoy streaming of masses in the pandemic. But mass is not for spectators. It is an event through which God gives himself to us. We hear him, we touch him, he comes materially to us, made as we are of matter as well as spirit. Above all, it is essential that those who have now started to receive c

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St. Thomas of Canterbury Church

557/559 High Road
Woodford Green
Essex IG8 0RB

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