Pupils at the Upminster school have been busy raising funds for their own community and charities alike in recent months.
Bishop Alan recorded an interview with Andrew Merchant of BBC Essex which was broadcast on 2 January 2022.
Bishop Alan says Christmas is rightly a time of forgiveness and reconciliation; a time of concern for the whole human family.
Watch Midnight Mass from St Chad's, Birmingham on BBC One tonight at 11.45 pm.
Bishop Alan Williams sm recorded an interview with BBC Essex on the Sunday before Christmas.
Founded in 1987, the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal serve the destitute and homeless in poor neighbourhoods around the world.
Why not join Fr Adrian as he broadcasts this week on the Christmas Gospels?
The Thresholds of Hope youtube channel is giving those unable to attend in person an opportunity to enjoy a Christmas Lessons and Carols Service from Brentwood Cathedral.
The Catholic Bishops' Conference has published guidance for safe communal worship in Catholic churches, following the new Government directive on restrictions to counter the Omicron variant.
Everyone should be included in prayerful listening and discernment, says Bishop Alan in his pastoral letter.