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    Welcome to the Website of

    St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ilford.

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Regular Mass Times

Saturday 6 pm Vigil Mass

Sunday 9:30 AM

Weekdays 9 AM

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.


The Bendon Bursary

team imgThe Bendon Bursary – 5th January 2018
One year ago on January 5th Chris Bendon, a founder TCHC trustee, passed away. After a career in education that spanned over 30 years, the trustees feel it is befitting to mark the anniversary of Chris’ death with this initiative – one that he certainly would have endorsed.

Today we launch the BENDON BURSARY. This is an annual award aimed at supporting the continuing professional development of staff at TCHC. Staff who are registered on a course of study will be able to apply for some financial contribution towards their course fees on an annual basis.

Trustees and management hope that the BENDON BURSARY will help to hold on to our existing committed staff and also attract high calibre staff in the future.

Even though salaries at the Centre are not as competitive as we would wish, staff are committed to their community and are attracted to the Centre’s mission that no-one is turned away. The trustees believe that this initiative is a very practical way to assist our truly dedicated staff who seek to improve their professional qualifications.

Further details will be posted on the website after the TCHC trustees’ meeting at the end of January. Source:

Update for parishioners following Robert Simpsons (Trustee abd Represntative for the Trust) pre-Christmas visit to TCHC - Click this link


We have just sent the first £600 for 2018 to our charity - Tallinding Children's Health Clinic. They have informed us that to mark Chris Bendon's first anniversary they have launched an annual award in his name - ‘The Bendon Bursary’. This is an attempt to ring fence some of their funds and direct them specifically towards the continuing professional development of their staff who are enrolled on courses of study. Our donations secure the annual salary of one SRN which provides an essential medical lead for the Centre. Please see the notice board for the full e-mail and the Trustees' report. As you will see St. John the Baptist is mentioned frequently for our generosity.

Coffee Morning and Parish Meeting about the Diocesan Development Plan –Sunday 14th January, immediately after the 9.30 Mass

Please join us for our first social activity of the 2018 and the opportunity to hear more about developments with the Diocesan Development Plan. It will be immediately after Mass next Sunday and will not be a long meeting as Fr Thomas will need to leave for his next service. Do come, as both your presence and any comments made will help our preparations for a Deanery meeting planned later this month

Who's Who

Priest in Charge

Fr Thomas Madukkamoottil


The Rt Rev Alan Williams

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Please note the newsletter will be updated every Thursday

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Diocesan Updates

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham Saturday 22nd July 2017 - Pilgrimage report


Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church

Fr Thomas Madukkamoottil

Visit Parish Office

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

020 8554 3763