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