Information About Our Parish

St Mary Mother of God is a parish of the Catholic Church, and part of the Diocese of Brentwood (England). As such it exists to serve Jesus Christ by promoting the Gospel and offering pastoral care to Catholics in the Hornchurch area.

The parish has been in existence since 1931, when it was established under its first Parish Priest, Canon Jules Van Meenen.

St Mary's is a lively parish, with a healthy balance of older and younger parishioners, and a full programme of liturgies, faith development courses and community events. We have very strong links with St Mary's Catholic Primary School.

The Catholic Church

For more information about the Catholic Church visit the website of the Holy See, or the national website for the Catholic Church in England & Wales.