Parish Priest’s Message
Welcome to St John Vianney Catholic Church Clayhall, Essex
‘I hope that this site will provide the information you are looking for. We are here to proclaim the Catholic Faith, serve the people of this area and help those Anglicans seeking Full Communion with the Catholic Church. However, you don’t have to be either Catholic or Anglican to receive the warm welcome which awaits
Eucharistic Ministers help the priest in administering the holy communion.
They help with the distribution of Holy Communion at Sunday and weekday Masses on a rota system.
Ministers also take Holy Communion to sick and housebound members of the parish community generally after the 10am Mass each Sunday.
If interested in being a Eucharistic minister please get in touch with Fr Rob
WHO WE ARE?
Saint John Vianney is a Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Brentwood, Essex served by Fr Robert Page, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
We are here to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to serve the people of Clayhall and all those who visit our varied and multicultural community in suburban East London.
There are many ways in which parishioners are involved in the life of the church and in its interaction with the community.
We have a weekly rota for Sunday Masses for readers, welcomers, tea/coffee servers, sacristans, altar servers,offertory collectors and other roles.
We would welcome volunteers for these roles as well as those who can help with other tasks such as:
- church cleaning
- flower arranging
- church choir
- social and fund raising events
- children’s liturgy (sunday’s cool)
Please contact us if you are interested in helping any of the above.
REDBRIDGE FOOD BANK
St John Vianney Catholic Church has joined other churches in the London Borough of Redbridge and other groups and individuals to help provide emergency food for local people in crisis.
Today in Redbridge there are families struggling to put food on the table. And for people on low income, a sudden crisis – redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill – can mean going hungry. Every day there are parents who skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying the rent and eating.
A gift of food does more than fill empty stomachs. Foodbanks help prevent family breakdown, housing loss, crime and mental health problems.
Volunteers at Redbridge Foodbank also take time to listen and signpost people for further support.
Redbridge Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s UK-wide foodbank network.
In 2013-14 foodbanks fed 913,138 people across the UK. Of those helped, 330,205 were children.
Many of our parishioners donate non-perishable food items and toiletries each week, from the list provided and put them in a box in the church, from where they are taken to Redbridge Foodbank regularly.
There items are sorted and packed into emergency food boxes consisting of three days supply of food. These boxes are provided in exchange for vouchers given by frontline care professionals such as doctors and social workers to people in crisis.
For more information go to http://www.redbridgefoodbank.org