Our pastoral Council met as the airwaves rumbled the PM’s extension of covid restrictions. It prompted us to think: what shape of parish and particularly what opportunities for mass and services will emerge when restrictions finally come to an end. We have to bear in mind the Diocesan Plan. This envisages a future wherein three present parishes: Our Lady of Lourdes, St Anne Line and ourselves will be served by only 2 priests. The Council asks you to advise us now. We will welcome suggestions from all parts of the parish: Chigwell, Woodford Bridge, Broadmead, Buckhurst Hill, of how our need for mass is to be best provided. Please email your ideas to
We will welcome your advice before our next meeting in August.