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.

The Coronavirus outbreak means that public Mass and most activities have been cancelled.  If you are not getting an automatic weekly email with the newsletter do give us our details.  Otherwise please see the news section of this site for the newsletter, practical help and prayers.  Also have a look at the useful websites and prayer resources sections.
If you need help with things like shopping do also let us know.

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Ask for prayer from members of the Parish: greenstead@dioceseofbrentwood.org
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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.

Next Upcoming Events

SYCAMORE – The Gift of Faith

Location: 21 Blackthorn Ave.
Date: Apr 21, 2020 @ 7:00PM

Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today.  It gives you space to meet people and share ideas.  Each session involves a short film and time for discussion.  Everyone is welcome. Lunchtime sessions: 1.00-2.45pm, starting with a soup lunch Evening sessions: 7.00-8.45pm, starting with supper No need to…

SYCAMORE – The Power of Prayer

Location: 21 Blackthorn Ave.
Date: May 05, 2020 @ 7:00PM

Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today.  It gives you space to meet people and share ideas.  Each session involves a short film and time for discussion.  Everyone is welcome. Lunchtime sessions: 1.00-2.45pm, starting with a soup lunch Evening sessions: 7.00-8.45pm, starting with supper No need to…

SYCAMORE – Finding True Freedom

Location: 21 Blackthorn Ave.
Date: May 19, 2020 @ 7:00PM

Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today.  It gives you space to meet people and share ideas.  Each session involves a short film and time for discussion.  Everyone is welcome. Lunchtime sessions: 1.00-2.45pm, starting with a soup lunch Evening sessions: 7.00-8.45pm, starting with supper No need to…

Priest

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.

Download Welcome to the Parish leaflet

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

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