Parish News & Events

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

(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.

Parish General assembly
It is that time of year that we look at how far we have come, how well we have done, what we have done best and what we would love to improve. 
So come along with friends and family and join fellow parishioners for this once in a year occasion.

Next meeting: Saturday, 14th October  2017
Venue: St Winefride's School Hall - Immediately after 6 pm mass
Time: 7.15 pm
Parish AGM 2017
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
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
020 7901 1900

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.

Working Together to Evangelise our Diocese
The Parish Pastoral Council is to carry out a 1-2-1 to enhance our Parish Pastoral Care
What is a 1-2-1?
A 1-2-1 meeting is a tool used by organizations in relationship building. In our parish, it is part of our Congregational Development Program we have been running for years. A session only takes maximum 30mins at a time. Amongst things to discuss...   
Parish future: Have you read the draft report yet? what is your take on the future of our parish within the Diocese? Do you know your Parish Councilors?
Please be generous with your time as we work to build a better and efficient Parish.
Working Together to Evangelise our Diocese
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Useful Links
New AdventNEWS.VAThe Contextual Theology CentreEWTN OnlineSt. Paul Centre For Biblical TheologyCatholic Herald Online