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The Diocesan Vision Statement is available on our website

Posted by Office On December 4th, 2018

Please find the Vision Statement for Advent under the Newsletter Tab.

Parish Christmas Quiz Night -Saturday 9th December 7pm at St Margaret, Doddinghurst

Posted by Office On December 4th, 2018

Join us for a night of brainstorming and festive competition. Bring your own drinks, glasses and nibbles.

Arrive 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Parish Christmas Bazaar: Saturday 1st December 10am -1pm at Budworth Hall, Ongar

Posted by Office On November 14th, 2018

Festive fun to be had by all.

Lots of activities and stalls. Fabulous raffles, gift Stall, homemade cakes, sausage and bacon rolls, mulled wine and mince pies, lollipop dip, games and much much more!

Parish FunDay! Sunday 9th September 2018 at St Margaret 12pm -4m

Posted by Office On July 19th, 2018

A fun-filled afternoon awaits us all. BBQ, water games, raffle and much more. St Margaret. Doddinghurst Road. CM15 0QJ

Strawberry Fayre 14th July 2018

Posted by admin On May 25th, 2018

Title: Strawberry Fayre
Description: Strawberry Cream teas, Ploughman\’s Lunch and Pimms!
Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2018-07-14
End Time: 15:00

Exhibition of Fr Thomas Byles and The Titanic: Sunday 6th May 2018 10:30am to 5pm

Posted by Office On May 3rd, 2018

ST. HELEN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, CHIPPING ONGAR – In conjunction with the first Ongar Town Festival, is having an exhibition on the Titanic and the canonisation of Father Thomas Byles, a former priest of our lovely Catholic Church in Ongar, on Sunday 6th May from 10.30am to 5.00pm. Why not visit our beautiful little church where Fr Byles had presided as Parish Priest from 1905 until his fateful death on 14th April 1912 while sailing on the infamous ship, the Titanic? Come and learn more about Father Byles and read about how we have started the process leading (hopefully) to his canonisation as a Saint. See the stained-glass window and the wooden door that are dedicated to his bravery and personal sacrifice on that fateful voyage. Just look for the driveway to the right of the Fire Station and venture up the path to the entrance to the Church. There, you will find a friendly smile and warm welcome waiting for you. Refreshments will be served in the courtyard (weather permitting) or in the church. We look forward to seeing you at St. Helen’s Church and in sharing our wonderful heritage in Ongar with the wider community.

Rock \’N\’ Roll Charity Night

Posted by Office On January 5th, 2018

Title: Rock \’N\’ Roll Charity Night
Location: Budworth Hall
Description: Night out with proceeds going to the Parish. £10 per person. Licensed bar, buffet, raffle & quiz. Contact Sophie on 07801 972 536 for tickets. Red carpet arrival plus dancing.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2018-01-20
End Time: 23:30

Blessing of Fr Byles Plaque

Posted by Office On June 2nd, 2017

Title: Blessing of Fr Byles Plaque
Location: St. Helen\’s Presbytery
Start Time: 15:00
Date: 2017-07-09

SOCOA Silver Jubilee

Posted by Office On June 2nd, 2017

Title: SOCOA Silver Jubilee
Location: St. Helen\’s
Start Time: 17:30
Date: 2017-06-24

St. Margaret\’s Hall Committee

Posted by Office On June 2nd, 2017

Title: St. Margaret\’s Hall Committee
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2017-06-20