Child and Youth Groups

“JIGSAW” – Jesus Is Good So Are We & The Way Juniors” 

So, what are Jigsaw and the Way Juniors?

Born mainly to ensure no little “sheep” from the Parish flock is lost after the First Holy Communion but instead kept close to the Good Shepherd, the Jigsaw group and the Way Jr are two catholic groups created to carry on the work started during the First Holy Communion preparation and to keep providing spiritual guidance and assistance in the development of the children’s Catholic faith and knowledge.

 JIGSAW & THE WAY JUNIORS is open to any child in year 4, 5, 6 & 7.

Each month a topic or project will be presented, and the children together with the group leaders will have an opportunity to talk, learn and discuss about that topic. Audio and visuals media will be involved too.

When & Where will the Jigsaw meet?

In St Peter’s Hall, every 1st Friday of the month prior but if the first Friday of month falls on a school holiday (summer, Christmas, half term) the lesson will be moved to the 2nd Friday of the month

JIGSAW & THE WAY JUNIORS meet at 6pm – 7.15pm

Times and events will be advertised regularly on the parish newsletter.



The Way” – Wickford’s Active Youth

The Way, is the senior youth group of Our Lady Good Counsel, Wickford, the group is open to any young person in Year 8 and above.

Our name is inspired by John 16:4 – “Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – It also stands for Wickford’s Active Youth.

We meet during term time on the first Friday of every month in St Peter’s Hall at 7.30pm for fun, friendship and faith.

We are closely linked with the Brentwood Catholic Youth Service with many of our young people going to the youth events organised by the BCYS taking place around the diocese.

For regular updates go to our Instagram page theway_wickford  or find our Facebook page – The Way


Parish Societies

Catenian Association

An international brotherhood of Catholic professional and business men. They meet socially once a month reflecting the mutual support and sharing of common values that is found within the Association.

Society of St Vincent de Paul

A group of volunteers who visit the sick and poor with a view to providing practical and spiritual support.

Knights of St Columba

An order of Catholic laymen dedicated to supporting the mission of the Church and at the same time working for the spiritual and material good of its members and their families. Members of the Order strive to achieve these aims through the fundamental virtues of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.

Ladies Social Club

Meets in Our Lady’s Hall alternately on the 2nd and the 4th Wednesdays of the month from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Our Links with Africa

Our parish is linked to two parishes in Africa. Our Lady of Good Counsel is linked with St Teresa of Avila parish in Volksrust, South Africa and with St Mary’s parish in Hoima, Uganda. In Volksrust we have supported the parishioners in building a Parish Hall and in Uganda we have helped Father Charles, the Parish Priest, to expand a school and build an orphanage.