The Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace Braintree was founded in 1939.It is believed to be the last Church to be opened before the outbreak of the Second World War. Our parish is a vibrant community, with a programme of worship, faith development and many activities.

Address: The Presbytery, The Avenue, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HY

Telephone No: 01376 326779



On Wednesday, CAFOD announced the launch of an Emergency Appeal to help the People of Ukraine. And so there will be a Retiring Collection for this at all Masses this Saturday and Sunday. You can also donate on line at:
CAFOD is part of Caritas International which is a world-wide link of local aid agencies. The head of CAFOD’s humanitarian response writes: “Our local Ukrainian aid workers and volunteers are on the ground and already responding. They are part of the communities they work with and understand people’s immediate needs. Donations will go directly to these local aid workers to provide vital humanitarian aid and safe spaces for thousands of Ukrainian civilians caught up in this terrible fighting”.
Could I also commend to you a very moving video on YouTube. It shows Ukrainian Christians praying Psalm 31. The key lines are: “I hear many enemies whispering; terror is all around me…But my trust is in you, O Lord”. The full video can be seen at: or search People in Ukraine are finding hope in their faith.

May God bless and support us all at this critical time.
Fr David


We are all made in the “image and likeness of God”. Given this clear truth of faith, all abuse, always and everywhere, is wrong. It is a serious Crime.

Parish Safeguarding Officer is Jacqui Leech

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Before Confession

During Confession

After Confession

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Association of Christian Councellor’s

From the Association of Christian Counsellors in response to the distress and suffering of many people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Phishing Emails

Some information from Essex Police about TV License and HMRC Phishing emails.

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Coronavirus Advise

We have been given instructions, directly from the Bishops’ Conference, about the actions required to be taken during this outbreak of Coronavirus. We hope you understand that we are purely trying to prevent the spreading of this virus.

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Catholic Bishops’ Conference

A Letter from the President and Vice President on behalf of all Bishops of the Conference.

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Press Release – Ukraine

Press Release from the meeting of the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the Catholic
Bishops’ Conferences of England and Wales, Ireland, and Scotland

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Perfect Contrition and Sprititual Communion

What to do if you cannot go to Confession or receive Holy Communion Because of the COVID-19 virus.

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It takes a whole village

As I write this I am at home in Springfield with my Mum and Dad and like so many of us, we are not in our normal routines or usual places of work or study.

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