Welcome to our parish

Message from the Catholic Herald

OFFICIAL NOTICE: TUESDAY 24TH MARCH – 12.30PM

THE CHURCH IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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.

We are currently re-developing our site, any comments, suggestions welcome to site@olqp.co.uk

What to do if you cannot go to Confession or receive Holy Communion

On the Diocesan news page, there is an article with recommendations for parents with school-aged children to enable them to continue to worship in the home, and continue to mark the season of Lent / Easter period with their families without gathering publicly for mass. We thought you might find this useful.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information from the Bishops’ Conference

NHS Information here …

Abridged Draft Booklet

Please see attached the Draft abridged version of the proposal the partnership is compiling to pass to Brentwood at Advent this year. This is a proposal and I would welcome any comments you may have to make, or questions, which I will do my best to answer. The Stewards and Priests have a meeting on 8th October and they are looking for feedback. Please do take the time and make the effort to contribute something. Fr David talked about “attitude” on Saturday evening, I know that a positive attitude achieves results.

RSS Brentwood Diocese

  • Thousands take part in Rededication to our Blessed Lady March 28, 2020
    The liturgy was live-streamed at a number of parishes. The post Thousands take part in Rededication to our Blessed Lady appeared first on Brentwood Diocese.
  • Pope blesses the city and the world March 27, 2020
    This extraordinary blessing was held in keeping with the gravity of the current global situation, as more than half of the world’s population is confined to their homes to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The post Pope blesses the city and the world appeared first on Brentwood Diocese.
  • Unite in prayer as we rededicate our country to Mary’s protection March 26, 2020
    This Sunday is The Rededication of England as Mary's Dowry - never have we needed her protection more. The post Unite in prayer as we rededicate our country to Mary’s protection appeared first on Brentwood Diocese.
  • Listen to prayers from St Philip’s Priory Chapel March 26, 2020
    Chelmsford's Norbertine community have set up a streaming service from St Philip's Priory. The post Listen to prayers from St Philip’s Priory Chapel appeared first on Brentwood Diocese.
  • Bishop Alan: “Closure of churches is painful but essential” March 24, 2020
    Bishop Alan has written to parishes about the closure of churches due to the Coronavirus emergency. The post Bishop Alan: “Closure of churches is painful but essential” appeared first on Brentwood Diocese.
  • “Human beings long for the real over the virtual” March 22, 2020
    A moving letter to parishioners and all across our Diocese and beyond from Cathedral Dean Fr Martin Boland. The post “Human beings long for the real over the virtual” appeared first on Brentwood Diocese.
  • Daily Masses to stream from Walsingham House at Abbotswick March 20, 2020
    The interactive nature of Instagram will help people connect with each other, says Fr Dominic. The post Daily Masses to stream from Walsingham House at Abbotswick appeared first on Brentwood Diocese.
  • Watch Lenten lectures in preparation for Easter March 20, 2020
    "I would invite people to watch the videos with the gospel text of John before them, so that in new circumstances we can celebrate the new life of the Risen Jesus which we have received, and which guides and nourishes us even in the most difficult circumstances." The post Watch Lenten lectures in preparation for […]
  • Cancelled: Migrants Mass at Forest Gate March 19, 2020
    The annual Migrants Mass will not take place this year. The post Cancelled: Migrants Mass at Forest Gate appeared first on Brentwood Diocese.
  • Bishops suspend public Masses in response to Coronavirus pandemic March 19, 2020
    Bishop Alan Williams sm says: “I encourage all of us to continue to pray for each other and to seek to grow closer to the Crucified and Risen Lord.” The post Bishops suspend public Masses in response to Coronavirus pandemic appeared first on Brentwood Diocese.