Message from Fr Paul Cracknell (Ord.)

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Fr Paul Cracknell (Ord.)
Parish Priest

A very warm welcome to the Catholic parish of The Blessed Sacrament in the City of Chelmsford Essex. Our parish is part of the Mid-Essex Deanery in the Diocese of Brentwood.

I hope that you find our website informative and I look forward to welcoming you to our parish very soon.

We will regularly keep the website updated so please do check back regularly.

Take care of yourselves and take care of each other.

God bless.

Fr Paul


Sir David Amess MP

From Rt Rev Alan Williams, Bishop of Brentwood

On behalf of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brentwood we offer our sympathy and prayers to the family of Sir David Amess, Member of Parliament for Southend West, who was so tragically killed today.  Sir David had a deep Catholic Christian faith which expressed itself in great generosity and kindness to those he served in the wider community of Essex and East London.

I experienced first-hand his friendliness, goodness and concern for others; he was a very fine man who gave himself wholeheartedly to public life. The manner of his dying is utterly shocking and I ask all members of the diocese to pray for Sir David and all those who will be affected by his sudden and painful absence in our lives.

Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.  Amen.


Daily live streamed Mass, up to date news and a special message from Monsignor Keith Newton can be found on the website of The Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham https://www.ordinariate.org.uk/

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Chelmsford Food Bank are in need of the following items.

FOOD ITEMS:  Tinned potatoes, jams/preserves/spreads, instant mash packets, instant custard sachets, tinned custard and tinned rice pudding.

TOILETRIES: Ladies deodorants and shampoo, washing powder or liquid.

They thank you for your encouragement and continued generosity though the last five months.