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School Place Available
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
Station Road, Chingford E4 7BJ
Tel: 020 8529 4723
From 7th September 2020, one school place will be available in the Year 3 class (academic year 2020/2021) and parents of children born between 01.09.2012 – 31.08.2013 and going into Year 3 are invited to apply. If interested, please download an application form from our website www.stmaryschingford.com
Closing date for applications is 12pm Thursday 3rd September 2020. Completed application forms must be hand delivered to the school office on Thursday 3rd September 2020 between 9am and midday.
Brazilian Chaplaincy opens foodbank
In June this year, in response to the dramatic increase in financial hardship during the pandemic, the Brazilian Chaplaincy at St Anne’s Church, Whitechapel, opened its own foodbank with the support of Caritas Westminster. See more
Cardinal prays for people of Beirut
Following the devastating industrial blast in Beirut on Tuesday 4th August, Cardinal Vincent offered prayers for those who suffered in the explosion and all who attended to them. See more
A joyous day as diocese gains a new priest
Masks were de rigueur and hand sanitiser frequently used – but that did not detract from the ordination of Fr Paschal Uche in Brentwood Cathedral on 1 August. The service featured music from a cantor and drummers from the Blessed Cyprian Tansi Choir, reflecting his family’s Nigerian heritage, and from friend Edwin Fawcett, renowned for his music ministry in East London. See more
Caritas Bakhita House helps secure sentences for traffickers
Caritas Bakhita House has helped to secure jail sentences for two traffickers operating in London. The two men were sentenced to 15 and 16 years in prison. See more
Highams Park Food Hub
Brentwood Cathedral Music
The long period of lockdown has meant that scheduled recitals at Brentwood Cathedral have not taken place. Now though a virtual piano recital is to be given by David Silkoff, a regular visitor to the Cathedral. This was livestreamed from David’s home on Wednesday 22nd July at 2pm. The link is – https://youtu.be/QEI3XxAQFG4
The ‘Young Vincentians Summer Challenges’ which all young people are invited to engage in
In particular see “Seeds of Hope” challenge and “Summer Reading Challenge” for older young adults. See more
Caritas Development Officer, Diocese of Brentwood – Vacancy
Caritas Diocese of Brentwood was launched in November 2018. The Diocese is diverse, vibrant, and full of dedicated volunteers running projects which bring to life the Gospel mandate to recognise and serve Christ in the poor and those on the edges. See more