Anniversary of the Covenant


The Cathedral Parish of St Mary & St Helen, Brentwood


The Anglican Parish of St Thomas of Canterbury, Brentwood

Fr Martin Boland, Dean of the Cathedral joined Fr Colin Hewitt, Parish Priest of St Thomas', at a service held in in St Thomas' Church on Sunday 22nd January 2012, when the Covenant between our two parishes was celebrated.


The combined Choirs, formed from both parishes, directed by David Rooke, Director of Music at St Thomas', with Andrew Wright, Director of Music at the Cathedral. Afterwards the congregation retired to St Thomas' Hall for refreshments.

david rooke





Our Covenant

We commit ourselves:


- to pray for each other and with each other and to ask the faithful of our communions to pray for one another especially at Mass.

- to seek to remove any obstacle to union whilst maintaining the traditions of our communions.

- to pray for unity in the Church, with the special intention that one day we will both be able to share the Eucharistic Communion at the same altar.

- to pray together for peace, justice, dignity and solidarity for our society and for the resolution of hostilities in other parts of the world.

- to pray for the leadership of our Churches; for wisdom and prudence in response to the needs in our dioceses, the nation and the world.

- to support those who live an Anglican-Roman Catholic covenant in their families. to collaborate in planning liturgical, educational, and social programmes and sharing physical and human resources whenever possible.

- to seek unity in teaching the Christian moral life.

- to support the proclamation, the living out and the annual renewal of this covenant.


Click here for More Details of the 2008 Covenent