This is the website for the parish of St Mary Immaculate & The Holy Archangels. Although the parish is centred in Kelvedon, Essex it also includes the churches of St Bernard at Coggeshall and St John Houghton in Tiptree.
The parish covers a fairly large, rural part of Essex - it includes 13 villages. The parish is vibrant, friendly and welcoming; extending a warm invitation to all who wish to take part in Mass, attend a social event, or visit with family and friends.
Father Gordon's Homily
Click on the links to read Father Gordon's Homily for the 3rd Sunday of the Year.
Stewards of the Gospel - Feedback
Click here to see feedback from the fifth group of questions.
Click here to see feedback from the fourth group of questions.
Click here to see feedback from the third group of questions.
Click here to see feedback from the second group of questions.
Click here to see feedback from the first group of questions.
Diocesan Centenary Year
As part of the Diocesan Centenary Year celebrations, Bishop Alan has asked every parish to arrange a period of
|Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament|
On Saturday 11th February
The purpose of this initiative is to unite the whole diocese in prayer to mark the beginning of this important year. We have established a parish period from 4pm-10pm as designated Adoration time in our Kelvedon church. We have created a Rota sheet and need to make sure that all the slots are appropriately covered during all that period. Please, help us to contribute to this time of prayer for the needs of our diocese by coming for a period of 30 minutes. We NEED TO KNOW IN ADVANCE ALL THE SLOTS ARE COVERED, so please help us by writing your name on the time you are planning to cover to help the organisers make sure someone is always present.
Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament: For Adoration and ..........
Prayer and meditation before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament are great ways to spend some special time with Him. You can ask Him for graces for yourself or for .......
The Catholic Prayers website can be found here
Our Parish on Social Media - Child Protection
The parish is increasingly using social media to keep its parishioners up-to-date with events in and outside of the parish. However, allowing parishioners access to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram also means that it is open to view and comment by the public at large. We therefore ask you to read the pdf document on Social Media (click the link) and respond accordingly. Many thanks.
JANUARY - BOOK OF THE MONTH
|‘The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a novel by Mitch Albom. It follows the life and death of a maintenance man named Eddie. In a heroic attempt to save a little girl from being killed by an amusement park ride that is about to fall, Eddie is killed and sent to heaven, where he encounters five people who had a significant impact upon him while he was alive. It was published in 2003 by Hyperion and remained on the New York Times Best Seller list for 95 weeks|
The New Forms of Consecrated Life Conference
Click here to read about Angie Hart's experience at this conference in Rome.
If you want to browse through other pictures from past events
Click here - or navigate to 'Past Events'