Welcome to the Catholic Parish of Bishop’s Stortford incorporating the Roman Catholic Churches of St Joseph and the English Martyrs (Bishop’s Stortford), Holy Cross (Much Hadham) and Most Holy Redeemer (Sawbridgeworth), situated in the Hertfordshire and are part of the Diocese of Westminster. If you are new to the parish we’re keen to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us!

The parish offers many opportunities to come together and develop our community, whether it be sharing tea and coffee after Mass on a Sunday morning, or through one of our many parish groups listed below. It is also possible to view Mass live (or recorded). Our parish priest is Fr Peter Harris and assistant priest is Fr Antonio Pineda.

The parish office is based on the first floor of the Windhill Churches Centre, Old Monastery Gardens, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2PE and is open on weekdays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm . (There is no post box here so please send any correspondence directly to 3 Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts CM23 2ND.) For Parish Centre bookings, please see our page on the Windhill Churches Centre and contact Debbie via email: bishopsstortford@rcdow.org.uk

Collage shows the churches of Holy Cross, Much Hadham (left), St Joseph and the English Martyrs (centre) and Most Holy Redeemer, Sawbridgeworth (right). Together, they make up the Catholic Parish of Bishop’s Stortford.

The Parish Team

Fr Peter Harris
Fr Antonio Pineda
Debbie Jackson
Sophie Sullivan

Our Bishops

Cardinal Vincent
Bishop Paul
Bishop John
Bishop Nicholas

Our Parish Website

The website you are reading replaced the previous online presence of the parish, a microsite hosted by the Diocese of Westminster. Launched in November 2020, the new website gives us the tools to provide all the information you need as a parishioner or a visitor. In addition to the latest news both from the parish and the diocese, the website carries information on our liturgical services, sacraments, ministries, events, and so on. We also offer feature articles to help you with your spiritual life, as well as resources which we update throughout the year.

Want to contribute?

The website is constantly being updated and developed. We believe that the website should be as vibrant and flexible as the community it serves, open to changes and opportunities to improve.  If you would like to suggest content for the website, feel free to contact us. We’d also like to hear from you if you’ve spotted any errors! You may also contribute articles but please read our Guidelines for Writing for this Website before submitting articles.

Everything you need to know about the parish