Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church Rayleigh

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Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church

50 London Hill


Essex  SS6 7HP

01268 742229

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First Holy Communion Group - Sharon Morris, c/o Fr. Paul tel. no. 01268 742229

The group has adopted a Parish First Communion Programme called 'God's Greatest Gift'. It is a child-centred programme that is taught through ten gifts. The children are actively involved in every session through group discussions, role-play, artwork and singing. The programme is well resourced and fun to teach.

The programme is aimed at children who will be in year 3 or higher at the time of the First Communion ceremony and interested parents should in the first instance contact Father Paul when invited to do so in the parish weekly newsletter.

Confirmation Preparation

Candidates for confirmation can be any member of the parish in Years 10 or above. The catechists will guide the candidates through the confirmation course giving them support at this important time, helping them explore this affirmation of their faith and feelings upon accepting the gift of the Holy Spirit. All that the team of catechists ask is that candidates come with an open mind and make a respectful commitment to take each step with them.  All enquiries should first be directed to Father Paul.


First Holy Communion


Parents are asked in the first instance to speak to Fr Paul after Sunday Mass to make a time for an in-depth conversation regarding the meaning of the Sacrament and the need and importance for committment.

Couples requesting Marriage in the Catholic Church are generally asked to give a minimum of 6 months notice because there are several official documents that need to be processed so that the marriage can take place.  Please contact Fr Paul in the first instance and guidance will be offered.


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