Saffron Walden

Our Lady of Compassion



ADVENT is the liturgical season of preparation for Christmas, a word derived from the Latin adventus, which means coming, namely the coming of Christ more fully into our world and our lives. The Advent wreath symbolises this preparation over four weeks for "the Light that came into the world".

Service of Reconcilliation

There will be a Service of Reconciliation on Monday 17 December at 19:00. There will be two priests to administer absolution. An ideal opportunity to prepare for the Feast of the Nativity.


Stewards of the Gospel: Vision Document - Shaping Our Future

The Diocese has published a Vision Document which aims to maximise the opportunities for evangelisation and sacramental provision across the diocese, given the resources available in the future. Bishop Alan has recorded a video message to all parishioners.

More detail of the Stewards of the Gospel process can be found on the SOG 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.

the nave

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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