Fr. Denis Hall R.I.P

We are sad to announce the death of Fr. Denis Hall, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Compassion, Upton Park.

He was my own parish priest for many years and so many have been devastated by the loss of this wonderful man.

We must not forget that it was Fr. Hall who allowed the Extraordinary Form to be celebrated every Sunday whilst he was in charge of St. Antony's, Forest Gate.

May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

New Bishop of Brentwood

Pope Francis has appointed Father Alan Williams SM, currently the Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, as the new Bishop of Brentwood.
His episcopal ordination will take place at Brentwood Cathedral on 1 July 2014 at 12 noon. Bishop Thomas will continue as Apostolic Administrator until then.

Sacred Triduum at St. Margaret's Convent Chapel, Canning Town

Maundy Thursday 8.00pm Sung Mass - Procession to the Altar of Repose & Watching until Midnight
Good Friday 12 Noon Mass of the Presanctified
Holy Saturday 7.00pm Vigil and First Mass of Easter
Easter Sunday 6.00pm Sung Mass


There will be regular 1st Saturday Masses every month at Our Lady Immaculate and the Holy Archangels in Kelvedon, Essex CO5 9AH.

Mass starts at 12.15pm

Chelmsford Update

There will be a Mass at Our Lady Immaculate, New London Rd, Chelmsford on

Mon 9 Dec (Immaculate Conception) 6.00pm, 
Wed 25 Dec (Christmas Day) 8.30am 
Wed 1 Jan at 10.00am.

Latest Mass update

Ourr Lady Immaculate, New London Road, CHELMSFORD CM2 0AR

Thu 30 May (Corpus Christi) - 7.30pm
Fri 7 Jun (Sacred Heart) - 7.30pm
Sat 29 Jun (SS Peter & Paul) - 10.30am

All are Low Masses

Masses in Chelmsford

Please note the following Masses @ The Church of Our Lady Immaculate New London Rd, Chelmsford

Christmas Day Low Mass 8.30 am
January 1st Low Mass
On New Years Eve there will also be Te Deum and Benediction in the church at 7pm.

Please contact to be given up to date information regarding Traditional Masses being offered in Chelmsford.

First Mass of Christmas

Mass will be celebrated at:

St Mary Moorfields,
4-5 Eldon Street, 
United Kingdom

Christmas Eve @ (Time TBC)

Mass for the Holy Souls

There will be a Sung Requiem Mass at

St Patrick’s Cemetery Chapel, Langthorne Road, LEYTONSTONE, London E11

 at 11am Saturday 24th November 2012.

Note about Kelvedon Masses

Masses at Kelvedon for the next quarter are in September and November NOT October and December. For future reference the Mass at Kelvedon always takes place in odd numbered months, so after this quarter it will be the 1st Saturday in January and March, then May, July and so on.

Latest Update

There is NO first Friday Mass at Chelmsford in September. This is
because Brother Rupert is being ordained to the priesthood on that day
by Cardinal Murphy O'Connor (in the ordinary form). Please pray for
Brother Rupert.

Thursday 1st November, All Saints - Sung Mass St Margaret's,
Canning Town, London E16, 7.30pm.

Friday 2nd November, All Souls - Sung Mass St Margaret's, Canning
Town, London E16. 7.30pm.

Chelmsford Schola Request

From our friends in Chelmsford....

Following a request from some members of the congregation at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Chelmsford, a small (very small!) group of us put together a Missa Cantata, to sing on alternate First Fridays.

One of our members is departing for Rome (to pursue, God willing, the next steps for Ordination), which leaves us just a little too small to continue to sing without reinforcements.

Would you like to join us? We rehearse at 6:30 on the relevant Friday, Mass beginning at 7:30. The congregation is very appreciative – and it is in any case a real joy to have the chance to continue the worship of centuries in this manner.

If you would like to know more, do please e-mail me –, or phone – 01621 778263.