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".


Christmas Services - 2019


Monday 23 December

Mass - 09:00

Christmas Eve - Tuesday 24 December

Christmas Mass for families and children - 18:00

Mass of Christmas Night (preceded by carols) - 22:00

Christmas Day - Wednesday 25 December

Christmas Day Mass - 09:00

St Stephen - Thursday 26 December

Mass - 10:00



Stewards of the Gospel update

The North Essex Parish Partnership (the parishes of the North Essex Deanery) publish A Draft Proposal for Abridged Restructuring a draft which forms part of the recommendations of how our parish and deanery should be moving forward.This will be sent to Bishop Alan and his team along with our recommendations to restructure the parish and diocese. Paper copies are available at the back of church.

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

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

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