Events, Groups & Organisations in our Community

Liturgical Ministries

Weekly Events & Activities

 

Other Contacts

 

Other Groups and Organisations

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Liturgical Ministries
 
Archconfraternity of Saint Stephen (Altar Servers)


Our altar servers are affiliated to this Association which is under the patronage of St Stephen, one of the first deacons ordained by the apostles and the first Christian martyr. Any young person who has received their First Holy Communion may learn to assist at the altar.

Contact: Father Philip or John : 01708-749050

 

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Choir


Leads the singing at the Solemn Mass on Sundays and at other principal liturgies throughout the year.
Contact: Catherine Kelly : 01708-747761


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Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion


Described by Pope Paul VI as “an important office of immense love”. Ministers of Holy Communion have the privilege of assisting with the distribution of holy communion at Mass; some also take the Eucharist to the sick and housebound.
Contact: Father Philip or John : 01708-749050

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Organist


As well as playing at the Solemn Mass on Sundays and at the other principal liturgies throughout the year our organist is also available (diary permitting) for weddings and funerals here.
Organist: Catherine Kelly : 01708-747761

 

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Readers


An important liturgical ministry - Readers proclaim the Word of God during the celebration of the Mass. Usually this means a commitment once every five weeks.
Contact: Father Philip or John : 01708-749050

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Weekly Events
Coffee after Mass

 

Sundays in the Church Porch after the 9.00 am Mass

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Children's Liturgy of the Word

Sundays in term-time during the 11.30 am Mass

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Church Cleaning


A team of wonderful helpers who keep the church looking fresh; much of the work is done on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings after Mass. Meets Tuesdays (brass polishing) and Wednesdays at 9.30 am inside the church. It is a big building and extra helpers are always welcome!

Contact: Linda Withers : 01708-766221

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Gardening Team

 

A team of volunteer gardeners meet outside the church after Mass on Wednesdays at about 9.30. (Let us know if you are available at any other time )

Contact: Jean Capps : 01708-768659


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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP)
 

A group who seek to live out the Gospel through caring for others. Members give practical and financial help to those in need and visit many sick, elderly and housebound people in the parish. They also support a twinned Conference in India.
Meet in the Sacristy on Tuesdays at 7.00 pm
Contact: Michael Chadwick or other member of the SVP (usually available after Mass at the Repository in the church porch)

 

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Church Flowers


The church is usually decorated each Sunday, and especially for the major festivals and for weddings; you may like to consider having an arrangement placed on the Sanctuary or the Shrine of Our Lady for a special occasion or in memory of somebody.
Contact: Vera O’Neill : 01708-767391

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4th Collier Row Scout Group


All sections of our Scout Group are open to boys and girls
Group Scout Leader: Mick Doolan : 07949-764689 or email: mickdoolan68@hotmail.com

Beaver Scouts (aged 6-8 years)
Wednesdays: 5.00 - 6.15 pm in the Parish Centre Hall.
Contact: Maria Green : 01708-747532

Cub Scouts (aged 8-10½ years)
Wednesdays: 6.30 - 8.00 pm in the Parish Centre Hall.
Contact: Tony Peters : 07847-075490

Scouts (aged 10½ - 14 years)
Wednesdays: 8.00 - 9.30 pm in the Parish Centre Hall.
Contact: Andy Fay : 07920-232428

 

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Our Lady's Prayer Group


Meets for a prayerful recitation of the Rosary on Thursdays : 7.30 - 9.00 pm at 10 Norman Close, Collier Row (off Ken Way).

The prayer will be followed by a time for social gathering.
Contact: Eileen Jonas : 01708-764154

 

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Over 60's Club


A club for the senior members of our Community. Activities include day trips, bingo, raffles, bring & buy, lunches (at a local hostelry), holidays, general chat and good company. Meets in the Parish Centre Hall on Thursdays at 1.15-3.15 pm
Contact: Kay Collard : 01708-722672

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Other Contacts
 
Gift Aid Scheme


If you pay tax, this is a painless way to increase your financial contribution to the church. The parish can recover from the Inland Revenue the tax you have paid on your donations.
Gift Aid Organiser: Michelle Mack : 01708-750331 or michelle.mack@live.co.uk

 

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‘Missio’ – the Association for the Propagation of the Faith


This Association supports the work of the Mill Hill Missionaries in spreading the Gospel throughout the world. Individuals keep a Red Mission Box in their homes. Twice a year these are emptied and the proceeds sent to the APF. Ask after Mass for a Mission Box for your home.
Parish Missio Co-ordinator: Kate Welcome

 

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Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults


Our parish team who are responsible for matters concerning the protection of children and vulnerable adults.
Contacts:  Karen Burland :  07760-164320

                   Julie Dias Thompson : 07961-084907

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Steward of the Gospel

 

Lili Gargiulo Thomas


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Other Groups and Organisations
 
Collier Row Catholic Club


Bar open daily with TV, pool and darts. Occasional dances, discos, etc in the Parish Hall. Details of membership and application forms obtainable from the door or bar staff.
Club Chairman: Kevin Cole : 01708-766365

Parish Hall Bookings : 07936-198570

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Knights of Saint Columba (KSC)

Contact: 

 

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North Romford Fuschia Society


Meets in the Parish Centre Hall on the first Friday in the month.

Contact: Eddie Haley : 01708-703742

 

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Upminster Catenians
 

The Catenians are an association of Catholic laymen who are committed to their Faith, their families, to those in need and to each other. Their primary purpose is to establish a network of friends, which enhances their family life, strengthens their faith and sustains them in difficult times. They support each other, the Catholic Church, young people and those in need.

Their friendships are developed through meeting together locally once a month and enjoying a varied programme of social events together with their families and the widows of members.

For further information visit:  https://www.thecatenians.com


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact Us

Lowshoe Lane
Romford 
RM5 2AP
Telephone: 01708 749050

Parish Office hours 09:00-12:00 Monday to Friday

 

collierrow@dioceseofbrentwood.org

The church is usually open daily until 5.00 pm (on Saturdays until after the Vigil Mass at 6.30 pm).