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The Parish > Voluntary groups and Contacts

Spiritual Groups

Name of Group Key Contact Meet Aims Telephone No.  
Altar Servers Father Dominic     020 8810 6241  

Association for the
Propagation of the Faith (APF)


Aid to the Church

In Need (ACN)




Apostleship of the Sea (AoS)

Jose Carry





Annie Martin





Marie-Louise Childs

From time to time




Monthly on a

Thursday at 7pm




Monthly on a Tuesday in the coffee shop

Education of future clergy and lay people in teaching the faith




To support Christians around the world who are

oppressed, persecuted or in pastoral need.


For detailed information visit: 


To raise awareness of seafarers and knit hats for them.




020 8991 2170





020 8991 1081





020 8998 6627

Baptism Preparation Parish Office     020 8862 2160  
Catenian Association (Ealing) Anthony Phillips Monthly on 4th Thursday at 7:30pm in the Hall
Developing family values through faith, fellowship & fun.
No of Active members: 24 (and 9,000 nationally see
020 8997 1886  
Charismatic Prayer Group Elizabeth Elive Wednesday 7:30 -8:30 Foster Conversion and Growth in Holiness and to pray for the needs of the church 020 8862 2160  
Children at non-Catholic Schools Christine Nevard     020 8862 2160  
Confirmation Group Parish Office     020 8862 2160  
Ealing Abbey Choir c/o Monastery     020 8862 2100  
Ealing Abbey Parish
Articles to Parish Office     020 8862 2160  
Eucharistic Ministers Gordon Nunn     020 8997 1197  
First Holy Communion Christine Nevard     020 8862 2160  
Guild of St Stephen Altar Servers Br Dominic     020 8810 6241  
Guild of the Blessed Sacrament Jennifer Brosnan     020 8862 2160  
Help for the world in Need (WIN) José Carry Monthly (with Justice & Peace) on a Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Coffee Lounge
Raising money for third world countries 020 8991 2170  
Justice & Peace Martha Rumian Monthly on a Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Coffee Lounge
To inform ourselves and then the Parish on global matters of injustice. To act in support of CAFOD campaigns and those of other NCOs to work ecumenically with Christian Together in central Ealing. To administer W.I.N. money
No of Active members: 6/8
020 8862 2160  
Landings (For those returning to the Church) Pauline Gilbertson Weekly for 8 weeks at a time, timing varies with each group. Meet in the Dominic Young or Abbot Ford Rooms
To help welcome back Catholics who have been away from regular worship 07717 224072  
Legion of Mary Barbara Murray Weekly on a Tuesday at 2:30 – 3:45pm in the Bulbeck Room
Personal sanctification through prayer & apostolic work
No of Active members: 7
020 8997 8115  
Life José Carry Weekly on Tuesday mornings in members’ homes
Pro life organisation 020 8991 2170  
Meditation Group Gina Garrett Weekly Monday at 6.30pm in the New Chapel and Thursday at 11:15am in the Bulbeck Room
To promote Christian meditation as a simple & powerful way of praying. It is a contemplative practice much needed in today’s world. The aim is to allow God’s mysterious and silent prescience within us to become more and more the reality of our lives.
No of Active members: 18
020 8567 7651  
Monday Prayer Group Parish Office     020 8862 2160  

Music Groups

6.00pm Saturdays





020 8862 2160

9.00am Sundays
Marek Mariniak Sunday at 9:00am at Church To lead the singing & plan the music
No of Active members: 10-15
020 8997 3544  
12 noon Sundays
  020 8862 2160  
7.00pm Sundays
Fr Dominic Sunday at 6:00pm in the Bulbeck Room Provide music for the 7.00pm Mass every Sun except in August
No of Active members: 4 - 10


8998 1598


Ealing Abbey Lay Plain Chant Group


Patrick & Annie Martin Wednesday 6.40pm in the Bulbeck Rm

To sing Gregorian Chant monthly at the Midday Mass & occasionally elsewhere. As a mixed group we welcome new singers (including beginners) without audition.


8991 1081

Neo Catechumenate Peter Wallach Twice Weekly -Tuesday or Wednesday and Saturday at the Bulbeck & New Chapel
To rediscover our baptisms
No of Active members: 110
020 8579 5716  
Newman CircleF(or informed Catholic reflection on contemporary issues) Anne Riley Monthly (except Jul & Aug)
Thursday at 8:15pm in the Bulbeck Room
At meetings we generally invite a speaker to talk about issues of interest. “what it means to be a catholic in today’s world”, “to help Catholics to discuss and develop their understanding of the faith throughout life”
No of Active members: 25
020 8998 5829  
Nursing and Care Homes Parish Office     020 8862 2160  
Oblates of St Benedict Fr Timothy   Lay people linked to the monastery by prayer 020 8862 2100  
Parents of Catholic Children with special needs Philly Codrington     020 8862 2160  
Pre-Marriage Course Peter Augustine     020 8997 0807  
Readers at Mass Speak to priest celebrants     020 8862160  
Rite of Christian Initiation
for Adults (RCIA)
Marianne Cuthbertson Saturday at 10:30 – 12:00
Where: Hall & Coffee Lounge
To introduce enquirers to Catholicism and to prepare catechumens for the Sacraments of Initiation and candidates for reception into the Church
020 8862 2160  
St Vincent de Paul   Monday at 19:30
Where: Various rooms
To give one-to-one support to people in need within the Ealing area. Support can be spiritual, emotional, practical and material according to need. No of Active members: 21 + 12 aux. members
020 8862 2160  
Teams of Our Lady Leo Hopley
Margaret Hopley
  Prayer groups for married couples
020 8998 9882  
Welcome Ministry Tricia Makin     020 8862 2160  
Social Clubs:          
Beavers Martin Elliott Weekly in term time
Saturday 9:30 -10:30am
To help young people of 6 & 7 be introduced to the principles & fun of scouting. 020 8997 5501  
Book Circle Joy Devitt     020 8862 2160  
Bookshop Concetta Vager     020 8862 2160  
(Monday) Bridge Players John  and Olwen Chase     020 8862 2160  
Brownies – 20th Ealing Pack Natalie Edwards Weekly in term time on Tues 6:00pm to 7:30pm at School Hall, St Gregory’s

For Brownies (girls aged 7-10) to have fun, take part in indoor & outdoor activities that challenge them to do their best. Provide excitement, new interests & friends.
No of Active members: 24 Brownies, 2 young leaders, 4 Guiders

07971 464 572

Brownies – 23rd Ealing Pack Sarah Jane Powell Weekly in term time on Weds 6.00-7.30pm in parish Hall For Brownies (girls aged 7-10) to have fun, take part in indoor & outdoor activities that challenge them to do their best. Provide excitement, new interests & friends. 020 8862 2160  
Coffee Shop Lisa Benning     020 8862 2160  
Covenant and Planned Giving Geraldine Nelson     020 8862 2121  
Cubs Martina O'Brien Meet Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm Scout HQ in Montpelier park   020 8566 2393  
Cubs - 1st Ealing North - St. Peter's Cub Pack Jocelyn Doyle (Akela) Meet Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm Scout HQ in Montpelier park   020 8997 2237  
Over 60s Social Club (Social afternoons for the over 60s) Philly Codrington Weekly in term time Tuesday at 1:00pm to 3.00pm in the Coffee Lounge
To provide a sociable, welcoming atmosphere for our “guests”, who are senior citizens, at our weekly tea.
No of Active members approx 15:
020 8862 2160  
Scouts (1st Ealing North) Dominic Figon     020 8998 1593  
Teenage Club ..... Weekly on Sundays after 7pm Mass in the parish hall, Bulbeck room & coffee lounge
To provide fellowship for teenagers, to develop activities that cater for them & to encourage them to build healthy Christian relationships in a safe environment.
No of Active members: 10-15
020 8862 2160  
Toddlers Group (for all denominations)   Twice weekly, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:45 – 11:45am in term time in the parish hall To provide a safe play environment for parents/carers and children ranging from newborn to nursery & also to provide a social networking environment for new parents. 020 8862 2160  
        020 8862 2160  
        020 8997 7446  

For any errors or to update any details please contact the Parish Secretary (see link top left)

Updated 7 1st October 2011


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