Welcome to our parish

Rev Canon John Harvey is responsible for the pastoral care of the parish of St. Edmund of Canterbury and St. Thomas More, Loughton.


The Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you have already come and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

Dear Parishioners,
This Sunday should have been the Going Forth Mass for our First Communion Children. Kathryn, Elena and their helpers have been working hard with them all year, they are a lovely group and Father John and Kathryn are so proud of them. Kathryn and the children have prepared a little gift for the Parish: a video recording of the Prayer of Spiritual Communion. Please click the link below to view it, it is so beautiful.

I know we will all keep them in our prayers.

Ways to Make Our Weekly Offering

Dear Parishioners, this evening our first mass of Sunday starts at 6pm and tomorrow Sunday Mass will be at 10am. We can make our Weekly Offering in so many ways. One of the simplest ways to give is through the Brentwood diocese giving webpage for St Edmunds. Just click on this link to go there.
https://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/donations?parish=loughtonPlease remember to include your gift aid number (if you have one) when you enter your name, so just add the number in brackets at the end of your name i.e. “Horace McFarlane(104)”. There are several other ways to give during these difficult times:
The gift aid envelopes are available from Father’s garage which is open during the day. You can still use these by putting them through Father’s door.
Another way to give is by transferring money to the parish account or setting up a standing order, please contact Iain McLay by email bloggeriain@gmail.com to organise that.


The New Offertory Envelopes will be available this weekend 21st/22nd March & Next Weekend 28th/29th March. They will be available at the back of the Church from Friday 20th March. Please pick them up at your leisure.
Obviously with No Weekend Masses it is going to be difficult to receive your Weekly Offering. If parishioners would like to post Gift Aid envelopes through Presbytery letterbox this would be good or please contact Iain McLay bloggeriain@gmail.com. During these difficult times your ongoing support is essential. The staff salaries & bills still have to be paid. If you don’t have GIFT AID this is a good time to start, you can do this by e.mailing Maria Mosquera
With continued thanks for your generosity.

We have a wonderful WhatsApp group going, please think of joining it, and keeping in touch on a daily basis. The group has been set up to help people during this crisis.
If you’re already on WhatsApp, all you need to do is text
Iain McLay 07806 998187. and he will add you to the group.

Please be assured of my daily thoughts and prayers
With Peace & Many Blessings
Fr. John

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