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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr Jeff is celebrating the 5.30pm Vigil Mass at St Teresa's Rochford Sat 30th July
Sunday 31st July
The 9am & 10.30am (Ordinariate) at St Pius X Hockley also the 6pm Ordinariate Mass at Holy Family South Benfleet.

See you at one of these celebrations.

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My webmaster, through e-tracker has identified the culprit, and I know him personally which makes it all the sadder...I'll leave it there. The great thing about the Ordinariate is that the door remains always open for those with a real Catholic heart. We in Hockley know that we have done the right thing...Blessed and praised be Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar!

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Southend Area Ordinariate Mass Times Week com: 24th July

Hockley, St Pius X Sunday 10.30am Weds 7pm Fri 10am

Sth Benfleet Holy Family Sunday 6pm


our warmest wishes and prayers go to Lesley 'Bernadette' Grimshaw on her reception and confirmation at the Ordinariate Mass this morning! Thanks to Fred Van de Vyver, Lesley's sponsor.

It was great to have Fr Bob and his family back with us. The Afternoon Tea party fund raiser at Tether's End was a great success! Well done Celia Brenda, Beryl et all and thanks again to the Sanderson's for your generous hospitality.

A Wonderful Day!

We did not let the rain spoil today's Ordinariate pilgrimage to Walsingham.
We began with a concelebrated noon mass at the National Shrine presided over by our Ordinary, Mgr Newton,who at the beginning of the mass, read aloud a Papal blessing.

After lunch we returned to church for Benediction. Mgr Newton led an act of concecration to Our Lady of Walsingham, the sorrowful and immaculate heart of Mary to plead special intercession for these times we live in.

Rain stopped play but it did not deter us...some made their way into the village by coach and car while many opted to walk along the old railway track in rosary procession arriving singing aloud and proud the pilgrim hymn...Ave, ave!

It was an emotional experience returning to the Anglican Shrine. Both Mgr Newton and Bp Urwin were clearly moved as they introduced the sprinkling service. We enjoyed a sincere and warm welcome to which we responded with heartfelt gratitude. The Ordinariate is proving that, it is indeed a thing mo…

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hockley Ordinariate group gathers at St Pius X Hockley 10.30am. to celebrate Holy Mass and to welcome Lesley Grimshaw into the Catholic Church through Reception & Confirmation. Another member of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham here in Hockley. Ave Maria!


2pm at Tethers End Old London Road Rawreth SS11 8UE at the kind invitation of Barrie & Barbara Sanderson.

All Welcome.

All funds raised for the mission of the Catholic Church in Hockley.

Walsingham Pilgrimage Saturday 16th July

The Coach leaves Hockley library at 7.30am. returning from Walsingham at 5pm. A few seats left at £15 return.

We are all very much looking forward to Saturday when we celebrate Mass at the National Catholic Shrine at noon with our Ordinary The Rt Rev Mgr Newton. OLW ora pro nobis. Thanking God and the Holy Father, then for the Ordinariate in England & Wales!

Isn't it good being a Catholic? I'm soon to be PP of St Peters Eastwood where the Hockley group will find a warm welcome...a second home in a lovely Catholic church with fantastic much to look forward to my friends!

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On behalf of the Southend Ordinariate Group May I take his opportunity to wish both Frs Drummond and Bennett very Happy Birthday's for this week Monday 11th & Wednesday 13th respectively!

Ad multos annos !

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 10th

Hockley Ordinariate celebrates Holy Mass at St Pius X at 10.30am

Celebrant & Homilist Fr Jeff Woolnough

All welcome!

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 3rd July

Ordinariate Services, locally:

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 3rd July

Hockley St Pius X Sung Mass 10.30am followed by Coffee in the Day Centre.
Celebrant Fr Jeff woolnough Homilist Fr Bob White
6pm Holy Hour & Benediction.

Holy Family South Benfleet 6pm Mass.Celebrant & Homilist Fr Lee Bennett.

All welcome!