Christian Formation and Education



Corpus Christi Pre-School

Term-time in the Parish Centre Hall. 
For children of pre-school age. 
Whilst there are close links with the School, progression to St Patrick’s is not automatic. 

Contact:  Anne Brown : 07949-187273 



Saint Patrick’s Primary School


Provides a Catholic Christian environment for the education of primary school age children. 

Headteacher:  Mrs Olivia Paton: 01708-745655 



Catholic Secondary Schools


From this parish most of our young people go on to one of the local Catholic Secondary Schools: 

All Saints’ Comprehensive Technology College 
Terling Road, off Wood Lane, Dagenham, Essex RM8 1JT 
020-8270 4242 

Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School 
(girls only) 
77 Queens Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4HD 

The Campion School 
(boys only, Sixth Form: mixed) 
Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 3BX 

Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School 
70 St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, Essex RM14 2QR 
01708-222660 or 228590 



Children’s Liturgy of the Word


This takes place in the Parish Centre Hall during the Sunday Mass at 11.30 am. 
It is for children who are at school but have not yet received First Holy Communion. 
Together with a group of catechists they follow a simplified version of the Liturgy of the Word

and usually there is some sort of activity - drama, music, drawing, storytelling, etc. 


Co-ordinating Catechist:  Catherine Burnett: 07980-808317


Preparation for First Holy Communion (children) 


Any child who attends Mass at Corpus Christi may begin preparation for First Holy Communion (in the September of Year 3 - the school year in which they will be 8 years old). 
There is a series of children’s meetings held in the Parish Centre Hall on Sunday mornings, a meeting each term for the parents (in the church), and special liturgies during the year (including the Sacrament of Reconciliation - “First Confession”).  Because of the large number of children, there are usually two or three Masses for First Holy Communion

and the programme concludes in July with the 'Going Forth' Mass.

An important element is the work the children do at home with their parents;  the preparation is the joint responsibility of the parish and the parents. 

Enrolment for the Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion next year (2020) began in June 2019. The deadline for all completed applications was Sunday 1 September 2019; enrolment for First Holy Communion in 2020 is now closed.


Programme Coordinator:  Maria Green



Preparation for Confirmation (young adults) 


This Sacrament is usually celebrated annually. 


Preparation is open to young people in Year 11 or above who are baptised Catholics and attend Mass here on Saturday evenings or Sunday mornings.


This year's celebration will be on the Feast of Pentecost at the end of May 2020.


The preparation programme begins in February; details of the application process can be found in the newsletter. The closing date for completed application forms and interviews with Father Philip is Monday 24 February.


Contact:  Father Philip or John: 01708-749050



Christian Initiation of Adults 

An annual series of meetings for adults who are seeking to know more about our way of life and, perhaps, to commit themselves by being baptised or (for those already baptised in another tradition) received into full communion with the Catholic Church. Information about the next programme of preparation will be outlined in the newsletter in late September.
Based upon the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (an ancient process of initiation that was restored in the Catholic Church in the 1970s), over a period of months there are ritual “moments” which mark the stages of the journey. 
The highpoint is the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. 

Contact:  Father Philip or John: 01708-749050


Contact Us

Lowshoe Lane
Telephone: 01708 749050

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

Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, the church is locked until further notice.