26th Nov 2021


Learning Support Assistants (3 posts).Three permanent posts to support children with high needs

LBR scale 3 Salary £22,185 - £22,985 per annum pro rata according to hours/weeks worked

Hours of work: 8.45–5.15pm Monday & 8.45am–3.30pm Tuesday to Friday (29.25 hours per week/43.26 weeks per year)

Advent 2021 Bible Series | Free of Charge | LIVE on YouTube

23rd Nov 2021


Mauro Iannicelli will break-open the forthcoming Advent Sunday Gospels with in-depth teaching and stimulating questions. As a result, you will experience Sunday Mass in a new way!

Five Wednesdays: 24 Nov | 1 Dec | 8 Dec | 15 Dec | 22 Dec (7-8pm UK Time). Free of Charge | LIVE sessions on YouTube.

Info & Registration:

December Youth Mass, Thursday 2nd December, Brentwood Cathedral

23rd Nov 2021

If you are a young person in school year 9 or above, please join the BCYS for an Advent Youth Mass, beginning with Pizza in the Parish Hall from 6pm and a Youth led Reconciliation Service in the Cathedral from 6:30pm before celebrating Mass with Fr Stephen Morrison preaching at 7:30pm. Absolutely everyone is welcome, to join together with other young Catholics and celebrate the start of the Advent season. For more information, please visit or email

BCYS Carol Concerts, Sunday 12th December at Walsingham House at Abbotswick

23rd Nov 2021

You are warmly invited to join us at Walsingham House at Abbotswick on Sunday 12th December. For just £10 you can hear Christmas carols both classic and contemporary performed by our incredibly talented BCYS musicians, and accompanied by readings from scripture, Christmas poems & stories, and followed by light refreshments. A beautiful event for the whole family, to help us all journey through Advent and prepare for Christmas, whilst fundraising to help young people travel on service pilgrimage to Lourdes. Concerts will be at 3pm or 7pm with limited capacity. To book your tickets, please contact Joe Beattie, Walsingham House manager at or 01277 373 959

BCYS Advent Retreat, 10th-11th December at Walsingham House at Abbotswick

23rd Nov 2021

Open to all those in years 10-13, at our beautiful retreat house just outside Brentwood, the BCYS invites you to join us and other young Catholics for our Advent Retreat, with an exciting variety of interactive workshops, times of reflection, prayer and as we look at different themes and aspects of the Advent story. The cost of the retreat is just £35, including accommodation, activities and meals. You can find out more and book your place at or get in touch at!

Adult Formation

12th Nov 2021

THE THRESHOLDS OF HOPE QUESTION: Why should we listen to the Church? takes place by Zoom on Sundays 14th and 21st November 4.00 – 5.00 p.m. The input and discussion will be led by Fr Stephen Morrison, O Praem, Chelmsford. To join this meeting go to Events at

The Universe Catholic Weekly

12th Nov 2021

The Universe Catholic Weekly is thrilled to announce that we have launched our new  online newspaper with the full support of our first subscriber none other than His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

Order your Digital copy by going to or call us on 0743661 7650 and ask for Michelle.

Special offer: Only £20 for 3 months.

Advent Carol Service

5th Nov 2021

You are warmly invited to join us at Walsingham House at Abbotswick for our annual Advent Carol Service on Sunday 12th December. We will have Christmas carols both classic and contemporary performed by our incredibly talented BCYS musicians, accompanied with readings from scripture and Christmas poems & stories. This year we are running two concerts, at 3pm or 7pm, however there will be limited capacity at each event and this will be dependent on any current Government restrictions or social distancing, in place at the time. Tickets are £10 and the money will go towards supporting our pilgrimages to Lourdes. To book your place please contact Joe Beattie, Walsingham House manager on or 01277 373 959.

BCYS Summer Lourdes Pilgrimage 2022: 23rd–30th July 2022

5th Nov 2021

Applications are now open for our summer pilgrimage to Lourdes for those in Years 11-13, with those of school leaver age (18+) invited to join us as young leaders. This is one of our most popular events and after a 2 year gap we are excited to be returning next year.  The week is spent travelling alongside the main Diocesan pilgrimage as we assist the elderly and infirm with going to Masses and services, as well as visiting shops and cafes within the town.  For those travelling with the BCYS the week will also include a retreat, reconciliation service, as well as social events and a party.  Please see for more information including visas, vaccinations and how to apply.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

5th Nov 2021

The Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage, led by Bishop Alan, will take place from Sunday 24 – Friday 29 in Lourdes.  It will be the first time in three years that the diocese has returned to Lourdes.   Brochures for the pilgrimage, which will include costs, will be available soon.   If you would like further information now, please contact Cathy O’Connor, the Administrative Director: or 07813 710070.

Abbotswick Rest and Reflection Weekend Retreat for adults (3pm Friday 19th – 3pm Sunday 21st Nov)

5th Oct 2021

We welcome you to join us for a weekend of reflection and prayer in the beautiful house, grounds and chapel of Walsingham House at Abbotswick.  The cost is £150 for a single room, £200 for a twin (twin bookings must be made together with someone known to you).  This price is for 2 nights accommodation and all meals (all rooms are en-suite). For more information, enquiries and bookings please contact Joe Beattie on 01277 373959 or email

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