WELCOME TO THE PARISH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES & ST MICHAEL, UXBRIDGE
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We are a vibrant and welcoming Catholic community situated in Uxbridge, 15 miles from central London and part of the London Borough of Hillingdon. Uxbridge is a parish of the Archdiocese of Westminster and borders the Diocese of Northampton.
You are very welcome to join us here, whatever your age, background or personal situation. You don’t even need to be a Catholic to attend our services – just come along if you are interested.
When you arrive at the church for the first time, please introduce yourself to the priest and other parishioners. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Update: Coronavirus and our Parish
Following official advice but with a heavy heart, we have to announce that Masses and other services will no longer be celebrated in public from Friday 20th March. All events and classes are cancelled until further notice, including our Tuesday evening 'School of Ignatian Prayer' and the Deanery Day of Recollection at Pield Heath on 28th March. It is too early to say exactly how this will affect Holy Week or First Holy Communion celebrations.
However, this does not mean our parish is closed. We aim to be on site each day and encourage you to contact us by email or phone if possible. Masses will continue to be celebrated, even though behind closed doors, and we are looking into ways of making these available on our website. We will ensure that the church porch will be left open and the Blessed Sacrament exposed: weekdays (except Thursdays) 10am-2pm and Sundays 11.30am-4.30pm.
Following the Church’s guidelines, baptisms and weddings are to be deferred until a later date. Any funerals that now come in will be celebrated at the graveside or crematorium only, with a Mass being celebrated at a later date, if requested. Confession is available on request during church opening times as long as hygiene and social distancing requirements are observed.
The Church is not primarily a building but a body made up of living stones. We are a parish family and remain as such in these challenging circumstances. Let us look after each other, especially the elderly and vulnerable, and keep in touch with each other. Let us try to keep alive rhythms of prayer at home. Do please let the parish office know if we can help in any way or if you have any concerns.
We look forward with hope to the time when we can resume our normal parish life and be together again. May God bless us all, Fr Nicholas and Angela (19th March).