Welcome to our church

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

Email: braintree@dioceseofbrentwood.org

Re-opening of the Parish

Dear Friends,

As you will have heard, on Tuesday the Prime Minister announced a general easing of the lockdown and that this includes places of worship which may re-open for public services as from July 4th.

What is not always appreciated is how things unfold after that general announcement. In the case of churches, the Government then issues the very detailed restrictions and conditions that must be complied with before re-opening may happen. Those details are sent to the Cardinal and our bishops who then pass on that  information to the parishes. I am writing this on Thursday (25th) and as of today, nothing further has been heard. This is obviously giving a very tight schedule.

It is obviously very welcome that we will be allowed to be open soon and I am deeply sorry for the uncertainty and lack of   concrete news. As soon as we are in a position to make plans, I will of course let you know.

In the meantime, let us continue to support each other in prayer.

God bless.

Fr David

Mass Times

RE-OPENING CHURCH FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER

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Parish Groups

Guild of St Stephen

More to come ...

Parish Council

More to come ...

Steward of the Gospel

Steward of the Gospel initiative within the Brentwood Diocese. It is to allow parishioners and other interested parties to discuss matters relating to the above process. Historical information will be added which will give background information as to how far our Parish has traveled in this journey in preparing for the future

Choir and Music

More to come ...

Schools

CAFOD

CAFOD is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales.

We work with partners across the world, wherever the need is greatest, to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. We work with people of all faiths and none.

We work with more than 500 partners overseas, and with partners in the UK – all working to reduce poverty. Inspired by Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, and the experiences and hopes of people living in poverty, CAFOD works for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world.

Visit www.cafod.org.uk