finance & development committee

This committee advises the Parish Priest on all matters relating to finance, and to premises development and maintenance within the parish. Meetings take place once a quarter.

Please contact Richard Steggle, the Chairman, on 01992 575882 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For details about Gift Aid please contact Margaret Lechley on 01992 572516 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

pastoral parish council

The Pastoral Parish Council (PPC) is responsible for coordinating all Parish Pastoral activities through the various Parish groups.
We meet at least four times a year – everyone is welcome. The summer meeting is the Parish Assembly is a particularly lively event!
Please contact Melanie Hollinshead, PPC Chairman, on 01992 812504 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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annual bazaar committee

The annual Parish Bazaar is a major fund-raising event and it is an important social occasion in the parish. It takes place on the first Saturday in December. An ad hoc committee is set up each year, which comprises those who will be involved in the event. All volunteers are very welcome!
Please contact Janet Abbott on 01992 571128.

bereavement support group

This group meets when necessary in the presbytery on Sundays at 6.00 pm. Details appear in the Newsletter for the previous two weeks. Urgent help is also available – please contact Deacon Duncan directly: phone 01992 577173 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The Church also holds an Annual Service for the Bereaved every November. Details are announced in the Parish Newsletter. We automatically contact parishioners who have been bereaved over the past 12 months.

ecumenical committee

The Ecumenical Committee is responsible for promoting ecumenism within our parish community and for liaising and working with the other church members of Churches Together in Epping & District (CTED).
Please contact Maggie Keeling on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

hall management committee

This committee manages the affairs of the Church Hall without calling on parish funds. The committee meets every two months and always welcomes new members.
Please contact Paul Harwood, Committee Chairman, on 01992 815437. For bookings, please contact Arnold Verrall on 01992 573633 or 07764 404 813; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

justice & peace group

This group is involved in promoting issues of practical Christianity such as support for CAFOD; twinning with the Diocese of Dundee in South Africa, and in particular we support the Parish of Lebohang in that Diocese; Pax Christi; pro-Life; support for Anchor House; Christian Aid; and other concerns as they arise. Our Parish is now enrolled in “connect2-Ethiopia”, a new CAFOD Project supporting the impoverished people of the oldest Christian culture in Africa. We are affiliated to ACAT (Action by Christians Against Torture), through which several parishioners write letters in support of prisoners who are being tortured. We urgently need to recruit members to inject new vision and energy into the group. If you are not currently active in the Parish, why not give it a try!
Please contact: Group Chairman
Pro-Life contact: Paul Ives, 01992 577104
ACAT contact: Deacon Duncan on 01992 577173 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

repository

The Repository is in the church porch. It includes a good variety of piety items and is open after Sunday Mass (at 9am and 11am). Giving a Christian gift is a thoughtful way to share in someone’s joy or sorrow. It is also a gentle way to spread the faith.
Please contact Janet Abbott on 01992 571128

social committee

This committee meets when events are arranged. We warmly welcome new members with an interest in social activities in order to build a more varied and vibrant social life in the parish.
Please contact Dorothy Whitehouse on 01992 577173

society of st vincent de paul

The St Vincent de Paul Society (or as it is often known, the SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender.
The Society – a lay organisation – was established in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and his companions. It has been active in England & Wales since 1844. Placed under the Patronage of St Vincent de Paul, it is inspired by his thinking and works. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form.
Here in Epping SVP members visit people in their homes and in hospital, especially those who are lonely. There is a summer camp for girls and boys. Through SVP our parish provides financial support to four poor parishes in India, and we give mutual support through prayer. "No work of charity is foreign to the Society."
Please contact Paul Ives on 01992 577104
For further information about the work of the SVP visit www.svp.org.uk