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    St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ilford.

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December 2023 update

Maura Bernadette Quinn - Funeral Notice - Wednesday 17th January 2024, 11:30am

About us

Welcome to our website, we hope that, as you browse this site, you will learn more about us, our faith, and our parish life.

If you have not visited S. John the Baptist Catholic Church before, do feel free to come to visit us; we are a small and friendly community and we would love to meet you.

It maybe that you are not a Catholic, if you would like to know more about our faith (without any pressure or obligation), why not visit or contact us?

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is in the Deanery of Redbridge and the Diocese of Brentwood.


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Latest News

I’m sure everyone will be delighted that we are able to come together as a parish and celebrate the Holy Mass. It will no doubt feel very strange and different from what we are used to: we will notice the yellow & black tape, the warning notices everywhere, the hand sanitiser by the door instead of holy water, the lack of hymn books but most of all, the empty rows and gaps along the benches, and the people we would expect to see there. This is not only a consequence of the social distancing rules we must follow, but also of the fact that a significant number of our parish have to be a little more cautious about returning to daily life. If this applies to you, please do not worry as Bishop Alan has reiterated that the Sunday obligation is lifted until we are back to normal. Masses will continue to be streamed live at


Please continue to support your church at this difficult time, recognising that there are still bills to be paid regardless of whether the church is open or not. Every month we have to pay a Diocesan quota of £585 plus our everyday bills. It is estimated that we need £1,500 in order to cover our monthly outgoings..

Who's Who

Priest in Charge

Fr John Alex


The Rt Rev Alan Williams

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Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church

Fr John Alex

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349-351 Wanstead Park Road,Ilford, Essex IG1 3TS

020 8554 3763