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Here, on Sundays and weekdays, we gather together for the celebration of the Eucharist. We learn to become committed disciples of Jesus Christ. Here, we learn to practise the charity of the Lord in good works.

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 Our Lady of the Angels International Day

We are One Celebrations” – Parish meeting on 15th July at 2.00 p.m. in the Angelus Centre for parishioners from all the different nationalities to talk about sharing information about their nationality at the Parish International “We are One Celebrations” 27-28 October 2018

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2018

Get to know your fellow parishioner, come and share your story, tell us about your journey from the church in your home country to OLA in Erith

Everyone is welcome!!!


Join our WE ARE ONE movement    

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OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS PARISH PROJECT

Engaging with the local community 

Our parish is a member of the Bexley Interfaith Forum, representing the Roman Catholic Church in the Borough. Later in the year we will take part in the “Faith in the Community Awards 2018”, celebrating the contribution that faith groups make to the Borough of Bexley.

I’d like us to use this opportunity to reflect on different ways we could make a practical difference in the life of the local community. I count on your ideas, suggestions, creativity, and most of all your time to translate theory into reality.

I would appreciate it if you could take the time to pray, reflect on this initiative, and place the suggestions in the box provided as soon as possible.

I also invite you to attend the meeting in the parish hall on Friday 15th of June at 7.30pm to help us discern which projects we would like to bring forward and engage in.

Thank you for your prayerful support of all we do in the parish,

Br. Martin M.

Please drop off your ideas at the back of the church into the 

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Friary News

On 21 June 2018, Our Lady of the Angels hosted Bexley Interfaith Forum meeting.  The topic of our discussion was PRAYER. Br Martin welcomed leaders of many faith traditions in Bexley. The participants included: 

  • Christ Church in Erith (Church of England)
  • St James’s Piccadilly(Church of England) 
  • Saint Paulinus Church in Crayford Crayford (Church of England) 
  • Crayford Mosque (Islam) 
  • Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple in Belvedere, (Sikhism)
  • Representative of Bahá’í Faith  
  • United Methodists Church
  • Catford and Bromley Synagogue (Judaism) 
  • Queen Street Baptism Church in Erith 
  • Police Officers from Bexley Metropolitan Police

The Bexley Interfaith Forum meets about once every 3 months at a different venue – often at a worship centre – and seeks to include and hear the voices of all faith traditions present at each of its gatherings. To find out more about Bexley Interfaith forum please visit: https://bexleyinterfaithforum.org

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Following the recent Provincial Council meeting the following changes to the Erith Fraternity have been agreed with effect from the beginning of September:  Br. Lucjan will be leaving us for Oxford where he will take up the role of Post-Novitiate Director, Br. Martin in addition to his responsibility as Parish Priest is appointed Guardian of the house and Br. Gordon will be returning to Erith as Assistant Priest and Vicar

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The Penitential Pilgrimage for Men

Organised by Br Zbigniew, took place on the 16th March 2018. Men of the Our Lady of the Angels parish walked to the Shrine of the Glorious Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Simon Stock in Aylesford. We conquer the distance of 17 miles during the 6 hours night walk!!!

 

Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life and Peace in the British Isles

This was a day of Pilgrimage and Prayer for the re-flourishing of our Faith, for the grace to build a culture of Life and for true Peace to reign in the hearts of all peoples & Nations.

Recently the faithful of Poland and Ireland have responded to what they sense as a movement of the Holy Spirit to gather around the coasts of their nations and pray to Jesus, the Divine Mercy, for a renewal of faith and respect for human life through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary. Having witnessed this, a number of the lay faithful in the British Isles – England, Scotland, Wales and their Isles – have felt the same inspiration and urge to respond.