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 Homilies for the Epiphany of the Lord.
PARISH SOCIAL GROUP MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, 18TH JANUARY IS CANCELLED
Sorry about this short notice but the Social Group meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, 18th January has to be cancelled.
As you are all aware, the structure of our group is going to change significantly. Among other things, the ownership of individual events are now being taken up by volunteers in a sub-committee and where there are no owners coming forward to organise, events will not take place as in previous years.
Our Parish Pastoral Council will be meeting on Wednesday 25th January. The Social Group's structure will also be discussed based on the feedback received in the survey conducted by the Stewards of the Gospel recently. Some social and fundraising events held in the past may change in format and some new items like pilgrimage and other faith based events may come in.
I will keep you all posted after the PPC Meeting. Stay tuned for updates and apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Stewards of the Gospel - Feedback
Click here to see feedback from the first group of questions.
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'