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, to recall our baptism and 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', greatest commandment: 'Love God first and our neighbour as ourselves'.

Stations of The Cross

During Lent there will be Stations of the Cross every Friday after 09.00 Mass, except when there is Benediction (every first Friday of the month). There will also be Stations of the Cross every Friday at 19.30 in the evening.

Journeying to the Cross - Churches Together in Saffron Walden

Four Thursday Evenings in March led by local church leaders - all welcome. Each evening will begin at 20:00, last an hour, and include a talk with time for reflection.

  • 9th March: Rev David Tomlinson “The Return of the Prodigal” - St Mary’s Parish Rooms
  • 16th March: Rev Caroline Vodden “Father Forgive” - Salvation Army, Abbey Lane
  • 23rd March: Fr David Clemens “The Inward Lent” - Our Lady of Compassion, Castle Street
  • 30th March: Rev John Goddard “Gethsemane” - Baptist 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

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.

This site is best viewed at a resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher.