Who are we?

We are a parish with two churches St Mary and St Ethelburga, Barking, and St Mary and St Erconwald, South Ilford, of the diocese of Brentwood. There has been a parish here for over 150 years. We are a diverse community of Catholics from numerous cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Some of our parishioners have lived here for many years, others have joined us from other parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, Asia & South America. You are very welcome to join us at any of our services, please do think about coming along to visit us and to join us in prayer. If you are here for the first time do introduce yourself to the parish priest Fr. William Young. Our Catholic faith is of the greatest importance to us. We seek to share this faith and to bring to the celebration of the Church’s Liturgy a spirit of thankfulness and joy.