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Mission Statement
We of St John Payne Catholic Parish seek to reflect the joyful life-affirming power of Christ’s living presence among all where Essex meets East Anglia.
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Vision
The Diocese of Brentwood has published its Vision for the future renewal and restructuring of the diocese in Essex and East London.
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Year of The God Who Speaks
2020 has been designated the Year of the God who Speaks, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’.

If you would like to ask for prayer from members of the parish, please contact

greenstead@dioceseofbrentwood.org.

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Download Welcome to the Parish leaflet

Priests

We of St John Payne Catholic Parish seek to reflect the joyful life-affirming power of Christ’s living presence among all where Essex meets East Anglia.

Father Jon Ravensdale (Ordinariate) – Parish Priest. See Biography.

Father Michael Rear – Retired but in residence. See Biography.

Next Upcoming Events

Strength to Strength

Location: Greenstead, Ardleigh and Mistley
Date: Mar 03, 2020 @ 12:00AM

It starts with a fork supper at 7.00pm and a DVD at 7.30pm.  The course is designed to give practical help to those who want to pray more in their daily lives and is inspired by the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 

Strength to Strength

Location: Greenstead, Ardleigh and Mistley
Date: Mar 14, 2020 @ 12:00AM

It starts with a fork supper at 7.00pm and a DVD at 7.30pm.  The course is designed to give practical help to those who want to pray more in their daily lives and is inspired by the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 

Bible Study Class

Location: Greenstead, Ardleigh and Mistley
Date: Mar 22, 2020 @ 12:00AM

Bible Study for all who would like to explore their faith more deeply. Join us with your Bible and an open heart on Thursdays (except for the first Thursday in each month) 10:00 – 12:00noon in the Parish Hall.

parish Information

We of St John Payne Catholic Parish seek to reflect the joyful life-affirming power of Christ’s living presence among all where Essex meets East Anglia.

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Rotas
For readers rotas and Eucharistic Ministers, please see the parish newsletter.
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Weekly Newsletter
Updates by Wednesday evening to the church office greenstead@dioceseofbrentwood.org.
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Mass Times
Click below to learn more about Mass times, Mass centers, location and Map links.

Maps & Directions

St John Payne Catholic church is on the Greenstead estate, 21 Blackthorn Avenue, Colchester CO4 3QD.


Our other Mass centres are located at:

St Mary the Virgin, Ardleigh
St Mary and St Michael, Mistley

For directions of how to get to our Mass Centres, click on the links below:
Greenstead St John Payne Catholic Church, CO4 3QD
Ardleigh Mass Centre (St Mary the Virgin C of E Church, CO7 7LD)
Mistley Mass Centre (St Mary & St Michael C of E Church, CO11 1ER)

 

Contact Us

Father Jon, St. John Payne Catholic Parish of Greenstead, Ardleigh and Mistley,
21, Blackthorn Avenue, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3QD
T: 01206 870460
E: greenstead@dioceseofbrentwood.org

Vision for the Future

We of St John Payne Catholic Parish seek to reflect the joyful life-affirming power of Christ’s living presence among all where Essex meets East Anglia.

Vision Document
The Diocese of Brentwood has published its Vision for the future renewal and restructuring of the diocese in Essex and East London. The document, entitled Vision Document: Shaping Our Future, has been published and distributed to parishes.
The Stewards of the Gospel
Bishop Alan Williams sm. has invited lay people within the Diocese of Brentwood to play an important role in shaping its future. Called ‘Stewards of the Gospel’, these volunteers are using their talents to work closely with clergy, parishes and schools.

Who's Who

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The Ordinariate
This parish is served by a priest of the Ordinariate. There are around 100 priests and deacons of the Ordinariate serving… Read More
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Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre
At St John Payne, we are a community of women answering the call of the Spirit for the world of today, and our vowed … Read More
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Catholic Schools
We are an inclusive community with Christ at the Centre. We nurture spiritual, emotional and academic growth… Read More
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Neighbouring Catholic Churches
To simplify the organisation of the Diocese, there are several neighbouring churches, made up of Parishes… Read More

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