The Parish Office will be closed from 23rd December until 2nd January 2020. 

The next newsletter will be produced for Sunday 12th January 2020. 

Christmas Eve St Thomas’

3pm (Children's)



to be recorded/on-line



Office of readings with carols 8.30pm.

Night mass at 9pm

Christmas Day St Thomas’


10am (family)


St James 9am

Chigwell 10am


Sunday 5th January The Epiphany of th...

Your offerings at the Christmas Masses will be for the Friars, if you do not have a gift aid envelope but wish your offering to be gift aided please use the yellow envelope available at the back of church. 

The rotas for the Masses are displayed at the back of the church, on the left-hand side as you leave. If you have volunteered your services, please check the list on your way out. Some Masses /Ministries were oversubscribed and others left with “vacancies”. On the tabl...

In January we will be reviewing the contents of the notice boards in the Church porch area. This will involve removing all current posters etc. and deciding what will be placed on the boards in future. 

To remind you that from January 2020 the Catholic newspapers will only be supplied by pre ordering/paying for them from the Parish Office. If you would like us to set up a subscription please contact us as soon as possible. 

Have vacancies for a management accountant, safety office and parish support assistant. Please visit their website for more information. 

Thank you for the generous donations given to our collection last weekend. The monies will be used to help families in need locally. Sincere thanks for your support, we could not help those in need without it. 

Single Catholic men, 18-43 years of age, interested in the Franciscan Life Are invited to join us in the Becket Centre.


3rd January 5-5.45pm Franciscan Prayer


4th January 12noon-12.45pm Life and Spirituality of St. Francis

2.30pm to 3.15pm Franciscan Histo...

So far you have used the church well in preparation for the Lord’s 2019 coming. A large number came to the Ecumenical Advent service last Sunday. It is well to be reminded that we should value and do more to build our good relations with sister churches in the locality...

Many thanks to all who volunteered last weekend. However, we still have a long way to go before we have a full complement of Readers, Ministers of Communion, Ushers & Sacristans for all the masses on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Currently we don’t have any volunteers...

As you know it is the practice that the loose plate offerings made at the Christmas masses are your personal offerings for the Friars. For those of you who pay by standing order we will have yellow envelopes available in which you can place your donation and this will...

Many thanks to all those who supported the service, particularly to the readers, the choirs and the CWL. The retiring collection raised £850, which will be divided between Mary’s Meals and the Redbridge Cold Weather Centre. Your generosity was appreciated. 

St Thomas’ thrives because of the large band of volunteers that keep it alive, active and well cared for. In recognition of this the Parish Council would like to thank you all for your contribution to parish life and our community. As a small token of our appreciation,...

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