In the year 2000 the two parishes of Epping and Carlingford entered a common relationship through the sharing of a single Parish Priest. Over the next six or seven years the parishes entered a process of increasing collaboration and sharing of resources and pastoral programmes, including the sharing of a common parish staff. In July 2007 the two parishes formally became one parish with the name of The Catholic Parish of Epping and Carlingford. In the model we are following however we still retain two distinct (though of course collaborating and cooperating) communities within our single parish structure the communities gathered around our two parish churches of St Gerard's at Carlingford and Our Lady Help of Christians' at Epping.

For more information about our way of working as two communities within one parish please click here.

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today we welcome along with Bishop Peter Comensoli, our previous Bishop David Walker, and priests who have ministered at Our Lady Help of Christians, Epping, parishioners past and present, as we commemorate over one hundred years of Catholic faith, life and ministry proclaimed and lived in the Epping area. As we give thanks for the inspiration of those who have gone before us in the past, we also look forward in hope as they did, knowing that in all things we are stewards of Godís gifts, called to proclaim the Gospel in changing times.

May the commemoration of one hundred years since the establishment of Our Lady Help of Christians, Epping as a parish be a source of abundant blessing for what is now the Catholic Parish of Epping and Carlingford!

Fr Peter
This week's parish bulletin
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