Current Parish Guidelines
- Our church is now closed for public services until further notice
- The obligation of attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days no longer applies. Please have no doubt about this
- Masses will be celebrated privately at 9.30am (weekdays, except Thursdays), 10am (Saturdays) and 10.30am (Sundays) and made available online in the main website
- The church porch will be open every day (except Thursday from 10am to 2pm. On Saturdays it will open from 11am to 3pm and Sundays from 11.30am to 4.30pm. This is to allow for the celebration of Mass. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during these times. Please do not come to the church if you are self-isolating or prevented from doing so by official guidelines
- Mass intentions will be honoured as much as possible but some may have to be postponed to a later date
- We encourage everyone to keep alive their life of prayer and, especially on Sundays, to keep the day holy, follow the Mass readings and make a spiritual Communion, expressing our desire to be united to the Lord in the absence of Communion. Every day at 12 noon we ask parishioners to pause and pray in an act of spiritual solidarity - perhaps a Hail Mary, the Rosary or Angelus. Why not, also, make a prayer corner at home as your 'domestic church'?
-Following the Church's guidelines, except in cases of necessity, 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 by appointment during church opening times as long as hygiene and social distancing requirements are observed
- Pastoral visits cannot be made to those who are self-isolating but we can communicate through phone or email!
- Our parish is not closed. We aim to be on site each day and encourage you to contact us by email or phone if possible
- Items for the Foodbank can still be left in the box in the porch
Let us look after each other, especially the elderly and vulnerable, and keep in touch with each other. Do please let the parish office know if we can help in any way or if you have any concerns
With our prayers and best wishes in this time of great uncertainty:
Fr Nicholas Schofield (Parish Priest) & Angela Atkins (Pastoral Assistant)