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About Us

Inspired by faith, we live to serve Jesus Christ and His Church

The Parish of Our Lady Help of Christians and Saint Helen Catholic Church exists: 

  1. To foster and nurture Gods love and our relationship with Him, individually and as a parish community;

  2. To live as a family of God, in one united heart, showing our love through the reconciliation of our differences. Celebrating the diversity of our gifts and encouraging one another to respond to God's will in building His kingdom on earth. 

  3. By the love that we show for one another we act as witnesses to Christ, extending God’s love to those around us so that others may come to know and experience the love of God through Jesus Christ, the risen Lord.

It is part of the Southend Deanery where it is the mother Church to nine parishes, namely, 

  • Benfleet, Holy Family

  • Canvey Island, Our Lady of Canvey and the English Martyrs

  • Eastwood, St Peter

  • Leigh-on-Sea, Our Lady of Lourdes and St Joseph

  • Rayleigh, Our Lady of Ransom

  • Rochford, St Teresa of the Child Jesus

  • Shoeburyness, St George and the English Martyrs

  • Southend-on-Sea, The Sacred Heart linked with Prittlewell,

  • St John Fisher


St. Helen's is one of the seventy-nine parishes of the Diocese of Brentwood. 

The Brentwood Diocesan Trust Registered Charity Number: 234092


Our Story

The Parish is affectionately known as St. Helen's is today a thriving multi-cultural Parish community. In addition to our British Community, we have parishioners from Africa (including Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Cote D'Ivoire) Poland, Tamil, Italy, the Philippines, Slovakia, India, and France, to name but a few.

Meet The Team

Parish Groups

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