"If God is for us, who can be against us"Welcome to St. Margarets and St. Helens parish Ongar Essex.

Our Parish

The Parish of Ongar is a rural Parish, the most widespread in the Diocese. Although small in terms of numbers, in our case being small is an advantage and really does mean beautiful! Because we are small people easily get to know each other which creates a friendly & caring, family atmosphere. Small certainly doesn’t mean that nothing is happening! On the contrary to survive we must be active both spiritually and socially……more

Latest News

Catholic Multi Academy Trusts (CMATs) will enable high standards of Catholic education to be maintained. Where CMATs have been established in our diocese benefits have already been identified, including financial savings, greater inter-school support and renewal of the mission they share as Catholic schools. Please take time to read the letter from Bishop Alan for Catholic Education Day here.

Regular Mass Times

Mass at St Helen’s, Ongar: Saturdays 5.30 p.m, Sundays 8.45 a.m. Holy Days 9.00 a.m. Tuesdays to Fridays 9.00 a.m.


Mass at St Margaret of Scotland, Doddinghurst: Sundays 10:30 a.m., Holy Days usually 8.00 p.m (subject to variation – please check before attending)


Further details here – Mass Times