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Newsletter upload issues

Posted by admin On November 16th, 2020

16th November 2020. There has been a technical problem with the website over the past few days, where Newsletters could not be uploaded. This has now been resolved and normal service has resumed. Thank you for your patience. Admin

Events Calendar Updated

Posted by admin On November 21st, 2019



November and December events have been added to the calendar. The full events diary to October 2020 is available here:






Canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman

Posted by admin On October 14th, 2019



Below is a link to a brief summary of the life of Cardinal John Henry Newman.  Our thanks to Brentwood Catholic Youth Service.


  Cardinal John Henry Newman briefly (640.7 KiB, 297 hits)





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The Diocesan Vision Statement is available on our website

Posted by Office On December 4th, 2018



The Vision Statement is below. Notes from Vision Document meetings are under “Documents  ->  News”.

  Diocese_of_Brentwood_Vision_Document_Advent_2018.pdf (776.4 KiB, 238 hits)




Updated 14/10/19

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