Parish News & Events
20-08-2017 : St John Bosco Summer Camp 2017 ::: It is an opportunity for children to have an exciting, activity-packed camping holiday in the Essex countryside setting...   |   17-09-2017 : Stewardship of the Gospel - The first draft of our questionnaire is out for you to read ::: Bishop Alan invites us to delve deeply into our parish life. You can download the first draft for you to read at you convenience from this website - see NEWS section. With other News about our Parish Community, please keep an eye on our Newsletter ...   |   27-08-2017 : Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies: Make yourself indispensable with CCRS - This certificate is designed for people in the communication of their Catholic faith, Catechists, people engaged in liturgical work, and other interested adults. For details please see below ...   |  

Our Parish Mission


"We are a vibrant, welcoming and multicultural Catholic Community seeking to serve God through our service to each other and all those with whom we interact."

Parish Priest: Reverend Sean Connolly

St. Stephen's Parish Church

We are at the heart of the community


Stability
(determined by the number of years someone has lived in the parish)
  • Since birth 62%
  • Under 10 years 19%
  • Under 5 years 13%
  • New arrivals 6%
Newham, Greater London Borough

Our Parish School
We are the best Primary School in Newham for the second time running.
"We celebrate God's love for everyone. We enjoy learning and growing together, in our caring and welcoming family."

Jesus said, "let the children come to me"

You can visit our online presence here

St. Winefride's School

Our over 60 Population


Only 9% of our congregation are 65 plus...

A faith neutral gathering for the over 60's is held once a month in our Parish. If you are over 60; wants a chat over a cuppa with your contemporaries, you are welcome.

The Elderly

We are building a stronger community


We team up with other communities; faith groups, schools, organisations and charities to harness peoples POWER. This enables us TOGETHER to fight for a better society.

Telco
Parish Community Day: Harvesting the wheat of our Community

This is the moment our local MP - Stephen Timms was handed an envelope containing the signatures of all parishioners of St Stephen's and St Nicholas parish - with some key demands;
To support our Housing Campaign, 
To support our request to have some housing Champions trained so as to help our local community spot and deal with housing issues 
Next time, Invite friends, family  and anyone who would love to live the life of a community
Parish Community Day
The Diocesan Centenary - The Diocese of Brentwood is 100 years old in 2017

EVENTS 
Sat. 29th April: Centenary Choir Celebration @ St Anthony, Forest Gate - 5.30 pm

Wednes. 7,14,21,and 28. June 28th: Centenary Lectures in Brentwood Cathedral Parish Hall - 7.30 pm 

Help her celebrate this important milestone. 
Brentwood diocesan logo
Reverend Sean Connolly's Silver Jubilee

St Stephen's Catholic Parish thanks, God on the occasion of  Fr. Sean Connolly's Silver Jubilee Ordination celebration to the Sacred Priesthood; and his service to the Church and the wider community.
Held: Friday 9th June 2017
Well attended by his family; the Community of St Stephens and St Nicholas AND other parishes that he had served. Guests of Honour were The Bishop of the Diocese of Brentwood;  his colleagues' and friends.
Fr. Sean Connolly's silver Jubilee
The Gospel Message - 

Tell me to come to you across the water

"It is a ghost' they said, and cried out in fear. But at once Jesus called out to them, saying, Courage! It is I! Do not be afraid.'It was Peter who answered. Lord,' if it is you, tell me to come to you across the water.' Come' said Jesus..."


Matthew 14: 22 - 33
Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Make yourself indispensable with CCRS: Highly Recommended

This certificate is designed for people in the communication of their Catholic faith, Catechists, people engaged in liturgical work, and other interested adults. For details visit 

www.brs-ccrs.org.uk
020 7901 1900
CCRS
PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST IN ESSEX AND EAST LONDON.

A draft working plan that follows from the questionnaire is now available to read. Please scroll down to the PDF or Newsletter section for your convenience. The draft titled "working together to Evangelise our Diocese", is yet to be approved. Now is your chance to look at what has been deduced from the questions posed to every Catholic in the Diocese of Brentwood, and give feedback as a parish.

READ IT; DISCUSS IT AND FEEDBACK 
Working Together to Evangelise our Diocese
Publications
Parish Calendar
Stewardship of the Gospel - The first draft of our questionnaire is out for you to read ::: Organiser: Diocese of Brentwood
Start: August 13 2017
End: September 17 2017



 
Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies: Make yourself indispensable with CCRS - Organiser: SPEAK TO YOUR PARISH PRIEST
Start: July 09 2017
End: August 27 2017



 
St John Bosco Summer Camp 2017 ::: Organiser: SVP
Start: May 21 2017
End: August 20 2017



 
Stewardship of the Gospel - The first draft of our questionnaire is out for you to read :::
Stewardship of the Gospel - The first draft of our questionnaire is out for you to read :::
Bishop Alan invites us to delve deeply into our parish life. You can download the first draft for you to read at you convenience from this website - see NEWS section. With other News about our Parish Community, please keep an eye on our Newsletter ...... more details >>
Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies: Make yourself indispensable with CCRS -
Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies: Make yourself indispensable with CCRS -
This certificate is designed for people in the communication of their Catholic faith, Catechists, people engaged in liturgical work, and other interested adults. For details please see below ...... more details >>
St John Bosco Summer Camp 2017 :::
St John Bosco Summer Camp 2017 :::
It is an opportunity for children to have an exciting, activity-packed camping holiday in the Essex countryside setting...... more details >>
Useful Links
New AdventNEWS.VAThe Contextual Theology CentreEWTN OnlineSt. Paul Centre For Biblical TheologyCatholic Herald Online