Faith in Action

Community Support

Dear Father/Parish Secretary, 

Blessings for this festive season and the upcoming New Year!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parishes that shared the good work that is happening in their local areas to support all those during these colder months. You can find what has been shared so far on the Caritas website

Please if you have not yet sent anything, I would encourage you to do so ASAP. (E.g. warm spaces/foodbanks/coffee mornings/advice contacts/finance help etc)

Thanks again to the following parishes for already sharing and getting in contact:

  • St Teresa’s Newbury Park
  • Ss Peter & Paul’s Ilford
  • Holy Trinity Church, South Woodham Ferrers
  • Our Lady of Light & St Osyth Clacton
  • St Stephen’s Manor Park
  • St. Helen’s & St. Margaret’s Ongar and Doddinghurst
  • Assumption of Our Lady Maldon
  • St George’s Shoeburyness
  • Holy Family Dagenham

With blessings, 

Siân Thomas-Cullinan Diocese of Brentwood

Laudato Si

The publication of Laudato Si’ in 2015 marked an important moment in the life of the Church. In this encyclical Pope Francis addressed the issue of climate justice and care for Our Common Home.

This letter was addressed to Catholics and people of good will of all nations. It was to ask them to change their perception of the world, to embrace a ‘new way of thinking about human beings, life, society and our relationship with nature.’ 

It proposes practical and political solutions to the foremost problems facing our world today and challenges not only political leaders but each and every one of us.

You can view the film made showing the events leading up to and following on from the talks held by Pope Francis at the time. Please follow this link

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

Please find below a begging list of items which the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (London) are in need of for their Friar Benet’s Kitchen.

Friar Benet’s Kitchen is where they provide material & spiritual care to the homeless & destitute from the local area,  three days a week at the friary. 

If you would like to donate, please find below their address & contact details for queries & donation drop-off:

(1) What we URGENTLY need for MEN:

  • Men’s Shorts: S | M | L | XL
  • Casual Trousers: S | M | L | XL
  • Jeans: S | M | L |  ML
  • Joggers: S | M | L | XL
  • Mens’s Trainers
  • Men’s Summer Shoes

(2) What we need for MEN & WOMEN:

Menswear & Toiletries: 

  • Men’s Underwear: S | M | L | XL
  • Men’s T-Shirts: S | M | L 
  • Men’s Hoodies: S | M | L | XL
  • Men’s Socks
  • Men’s Shower Gel or Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving Foam
  • Men’s Deodorant or Roll On

Womenswear & Toiletries:

  • Women’s Underwear: 10-12 | 12-14 | 14-16
  • Women’s Socks
  • Women’s Shower Gel 
  • Women’s Deodorant

(3) What we don’t need:

  • Men’s Formal trousers
  • Men’s & Women’s Formal Shoes
  • Shoes with Holes in them.
  • Clothing with holes in them or which are badly stained