Welcome to Our Parish Community(News Letter)
Our Lady of the Angels Capuchin Franciscan Friary
WELCOME to the website of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Erith, and welcome to our Parish!
We are a community of Christians in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. The parish is cared for by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars, a branch of the Franciscan Order. One of the friars, or brothers, is the parish priest or shepherd, assisted by a team of brothers. The Franciscan link is also clear from the name of our church: Our Lady of the Angels, recalling the little chapel where St Francis of Assisi established his first community of friars. As a parish community we aim to be a welcoming family of brothers and sisters.
As a parish community we value all members and undertake to do all in our power to create a safe environment. Click here to read more about safeguarding.
Here, on Sundays and weekdays, we gather together for the celebration of the Eucharist. Here we learn to become committed disciples of Jesus Christ, seeking to apply his teachings to everyday life. Here, we learn to practise the charity of the Lord in good works and through love as brothers/sisters.
Our whole reason to exist can be summed up in four words, which you will find all over this website. Click on any of them and explore what we’re all about. The 4 key words are:
WELCOME: Making all feel welcome in our parish community (whether you’ve just moved in or been here for years!) – welcoming ministry; social events;
WORSHIP: the Church’s public worship and prayer (liturgy; altar servers, choirs; music ministry, “Little Church”, prayer groups, etc.)
WISDOM: growing in faith (scripture study, Catechesis, preparation for the sacraments, adult faith formation);
WITNESS: the many different ways in which we continue Christ’s mission to make God’s love real in our world (parish groups; justice, peace and integrity of creation, works of service…)