Catholic Parish of Our Lady of The Assumption
Manford Way, Hainault, Chigwell, Essex


Reconciliation / Confession

A Priest is available in church every Saturday from 5.30 to 5.45pm. Confessions may be heard in French as well as in English.


If you are expecting a baby or have a baby whom you wish to have baptised in the next couple of months, then please contact the Parish Priest (020 8500 3953 / to make the appropriate arrangements. Baptism is usually celebrated on Saturdays at 3.00pm. You can also download and print an Application Form for Baptism by clicking HERE.

First Holy Communion / First Confession

There is a First Holy Communion programme for the children of the Parish each year. The programme prepares children - and their parents - for the moment when they first celebrate this most important part of their lives as Christians. The programme normally runs from September each year and is open to children in school year 3 and above. The programme also includes preparation for the children's first celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession). Classes are normally held on Thur4sdays at 5.00pm in the Parish Hall. Please refer to the Newsletter for further for details.


There is a Confirmation programme for the young people of the Parish each year. Classes are normally held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. Please see the Newsletter for further details.


Please contact the Parish Priest at least six months before the intended wedding date.

Pastoral Care of the Sick

Home visits for the sick
If you are ill and housebound, or have a relative or friend who is, please make sure that the Parish Priest is informed so that the sick person may receive the spiritual help of the Sacraments. You can contact the Parish Priest HERE. Holy Communion is brought regularly to those who are ill and housebound in our parish, who are unable to attend Mass. 

Going into hospital?
If you are going into hospital, please CONTACT the Parish Priest in order to receive the Sacrament of the Sick before you go in. When you are admitted to hospital, you will have to ask explicitly to have your faith registered on your notes, and for the Catholic chaplain to be informed that you are there. You may like to do so by using the Sick Parishioner Care form. Click HERE to download and print it. Contact numbers are: at King George Hospital, 020 8590 9026; at Queen’s Hospital, 01708 447761; at Whipps Cross Hospital, 020 8520 5877.