even if the sins of soul are as dark as night, when the sinner turns to My mercy he gives Me the greatest praise and is the glory of My Passion
— Saint Faustina

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Saturday 13 April

5.30pm Vigil Mass
6.30pm Exposition & Confession

Sunday 14 April

8am Mass
9.30 Mass
11 Blessing & Procession of Palms
11.30 Mass
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

Monday in Holy Week

15 April

9am Mass
9.30 Confession

Tuesday in Holy Week

16 April

9am Mass
9.30 Confession

Wednesday in Holy Week

17 April

9am Mass
9.30 Confession
7pm Brentwood Cathedral Mass of Chrism

Maundy Thursday

18 April

9am Office of Lauds
8pm Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper
9pm Watching at Altar of Repose
11.45pm Compline

Good Friday

19 April

9am Office of Reading & Lauds
9.30 Confession
10 Children’s Way of the Cross
11 Confession
3pm Solemn Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion
4 Confession
8 Way of the Cross
9 Confession

Holy Saturday

20 April

9am Office of Reading & Lauds
10-12 noon Confession

Easter Sunday

Saturday 20 April

8.30pm Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter

21 April

8am Mass
9.30 Mass
11.30 Mass
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction


There has been a Catholic church in Leigh from earliest times. The Domesday book of 1086 mentions Leigh or Legra as a small fishing village. Because of its excellent position on the busy shipping route to London, by the sixteenth century it had developed into a prosperous port. Now, at the start of the twenty-first century Leigh is a busy town, much expanded, and attracts many visitors throughout the year.

Our parish is dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes & Saint Joseph. It was founded in 1912 from Saint Helen's Parish in Westcliff. The church is a noble tribute to the generosity, hard work and sacrifice of generations of clergy and faithful. A history of the building. We are a thriving parish, through which the mission of the Church brings the Gospel of Christ and the fullness of Christian Truth to the men and women of Leigh-on-Sea.

We are always trying to improve, to serve our community better. In 2014 we completed a major project: the construction of the new Parish Centre.

Welcome to our community. May God bless you!

Msgr Kevin Hale
Parish Priest