Saffron Walden

Our Lady of Compassion



LENT is the liturgical season of preparation for Easter. It reminds us all of our duty to "clean" up our act regarding our way of living. Recall our baptism, our promises to live the life of Christ.  Make sure we have more prayer, more penance, more caring, so that we can fulfil the words of Jesus, the greatest commandment. "Love God first and our neighbour as ourselves".

Stations of The Cross

On Fridays throughout Lent there will be Stations of the Cross following 9.00 morning Mass, and again in the evening at 19.30

CTSW Lent Series 2018

Venues, speakers and themes

  • Wednesday 21 February - Our Lady of Compassion RC Church: Fr David Clemens ‘The Gospel of Matthew and the Cross’
  • Wednesday 28 February - Abbey Lane URC: Rev Caroline Vodden ‘The Gospel of Mark and the Cross’
  • Wednesday 7 March - SW Baptist Church: Rev David Tomlinson ‘The Gospel of John and the Cross’
  • Wednesday 14 March - SW Community Church: Rev Jonathan Burton ‘The Gospel of Luke and the Cross’

Each evening will begin at 8.00pm (refreshments from 7.45pm), last an hour and include a talk with time for reflection. All welcome.

CaFE - Catholic Faith Exploration Group

Please join us for “Head to Heart” – a series of 3 talks helping us to know God’s love in the depth of our lives, not just in our heads.

This will be a relaxed café-style environment where we will watch a dvd of 30 mins or so and then discuss what we have heard in small groups over a cup of coffee and a slice of homemade cake.

We will meet in the parish hall at 10:00 (finishing around 11:30) on the following days:

  • Monday 5 February
  • Monday 19 February
  • Monday 5 March

All welcome.

For more information, contact Isabelle Page

Like other churches in Saffron Walden, the Catholic church has a lively and numerous congregation, drawing its parishioners from a geographically large parish, stretching from Steeple Bumpstead to Chrishall, from Great Chesterford to Newport and forming part of the North Essex Deanery of the Diocese of Brentwood.

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Our website is part of the framework in which we parishioners work together. It contains details of the organisational groups which are the external shape of our commitment to God, our parish and each other. You and your family are welcome to join us on our journey of faith. We welcome contributions to the website from parishioners - please send us details of parish activities so that we we can publicise them.

If you are new to the Parish, have moved recently or are planning to move please email Fr David Clemens.

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