St Bede’s is the world’s only state-funded, fully ecumenical Christian comprehensive secondary school, located in Redhill.
In May 2009 the Parish of the Nativity of the Lord was officially inaugurated by Bishop Kieran Conry, bringing together in a single united community worshippers from the former Parishes of St Joseph’s in Redhill, Holy Family in Reigate and St Teresa of the Child Jesus in Merstham. Whilst retaining its three Churches, the new Parish is administered as a single Parish under the care of Fr Tony Bridson. Working with Fr Tony are Deacon Tim Murrill and key groups of lay representatives from the three Churches.
“You did not choose me; I chose you.” These words of the Lord in this Sunday’s Gospel are for each and every one of us. The Lord chooses me; he chooses you. This choice of the Lord begins at the very first moment of our existence. At the moment of conception we are loved by God, we are His creation.
Bishop Richard Moth