Parish Information

Mass in Church on Saturdays and Sundays: I am delighted that now we are able to open the Saturday 6.30pm mass to all beginning Saturday 31st October. Therefore, we have a choice of three weekend masses:  Saturday 6:30pm Sunday 8:00am Sunday 11:30am 

Importantly, if you wish to attend one of these Sunday masses you need to book a place by emailing the parish at or call the office on 01708 447761 leaving your name and telephone number stating which mass you wish to attend.  If phoning, please try and call before 7pm. Thank you!

Saturday 6.30pm Mass: We will need volunteers to be Stewards. Volunteers ought to be under 70 years of age and have no underlying health issues. Therefore, if you would like to help, please email or call the parish leaving your name and telephone number. Our coordinator will contact you. Thank you!

Volunteer Stewards: A big thank you to all stewards. Without your help we would be unable to open the church for mass to our parishioners. Thank you!

Mass for present FHC group only – Sunday 9.30am

Weekday Masses in the Church: Monday and Tuesday 9:15am, Wednesday 7:30pm and Friday 7.00pm; (please bring a piece of paper with your name and telephone number on it with you for tack and trace purposes)

Face Masks: It is now a requirement to wear a facemask when at church.

Newsletter: A newsletter will be given out at masses. Please take it home with you.

Congratulations: To those confirmed last Saturday and those who will be confirmed this Saturday. 

Sr Clare Crockett: The inspiring film about Sr Clare who died in 2020 at the age of 33 can be found on YouTube

Blessed Carlo Acutis Carlo died at 15 in 2006 and Pope Francis declared him Venerable in 2018. I recommend you looking him up on YouTube and the web.

Catholic Faith: If you are not a Catholic and would like to know more about the Catholic faith, or you know someone who may be interested, please contact Fr Martin

Church Open for Private Prayer: Thursday from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Please respect the following guidelines:
Open for private prayer only; Keep social distancing; Wash hands before and after visiting the church; use hand gel; do not touch statues, cross, stations of the cross etc.

October Month of the Holy Rosary: During October let us pray the rosary daily at 8pm, either individually or as a family. Praying for our parish family, the sick and lonely, all in need and for a cure to this coronavirus. Several websites can help such as;

Church Cleaners: A big ‘thank you’ to all who came last Saturday to clean the church. Thank you!

Offerings to the Parish: Many have contacted asking how can they donate their weekly offerings or give a gift to the parish. There are three ways you can donate to the parish.

  1. The Diocese of Brentwood have set up a donation page on their website (click here). Please remember to select Hornchurch 1- St Mary Mother of God when completing the form.
  2. Alternatively, you can set up direct debit directly with your bank using one the following form (Bank Standing Order).
  3. Contact the Parish Office for details of the Parish Bank Account.
  4. Post your offerings through the letterbox of the presbytery.

Please remember in your prayers the sick and housebound of the parish and those in hospital. If anyone is seriously ill and needs the priest, please ring the Presbytery.