St Mary Mother of God Church

213 Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch , Essex RM12 4TF

Parish News

Latest news and information and upcoming events within the parish

Confirmation 2021 – 2022

Application forms are available in the porch for those young people who would like to be Confirmed in our Parish. You will need to be in Year 11 and above in September 2021. We hope to run a preparation course for those who will be in Year 10 from September in the spring term of 2022. More details on this and application forms will be given out at a later date. We are looking for volunteers to help us run the Confirmation programme in our Parish this year, either as a Catechist or in some other way. Please contact the Parish office or speak to Father Martin.


BCCS are looking for 100 volunteers to complete the ‘legs’ of the relay and to deliver an important message: “We are here for you and for as long as you need us”. Frances + Brian have volunteered to do 4 ‘legs’ of the relay in our deanery: “Last Wednesday, we walked our first ‘leg’ from St. Mary’s to St. Edward’s and got there in time for 12.15 Mass. We said a prayer for all involved with BCCS. Thank you for supporting us! Our next walk will be from St. Mary’s to St. Alban’s, Elm Park.” If you would like to find out more about RELAY 100, or make a small donation to encourage us to walk, please visit (please mention Frances + Brian, St. Mary’s). Otherwise, pop a penny or two in an envelope addressed ‘RELAY100’ and post it in the presbytery. Thank you.

“Lourdes at your Local” Talent Show!

Do you think you could be worthy of Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer?! We are looking for acts to share as part of our “Lourdes at your Local” Talent Show this Summer, which will be streamed online on Friday 30th July.

If you have a talent to share with the diocese please email and be prepared to send a video recording no later than Friday 2nd July. For more information on “Lourdes at Your Local” this Summer, please visit

PTA Happy Bag

Sunday 6th June, 10am -12pm in the school playground, parishioners have the opportunity to donate any unwanted clothes, paired shoes, handbags, hat, scarves, jewellery

Virtual London Marathon

Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society has several charity places for the Virtual London Marathon taking place over 24 hours on 3rd October 2021. This can be run anywhere and on completion, runners will receive the official London Marathon Finisher’s medal and New Balance T shirt. They will also have access to the London Marathon App allowing them to plot their run on the official London Marathon course. If you would like one of our places and think you could raise a fundraising total of £300, please email Julie for registration details.

Food Bank Collection

The SVP can now recommence the foodbank collection and the basket will be in the porch for your donations. Thank you again for your support.