The Catholic Church in England & Wales is responding to the present COVID 19 crisis by halting the public celebration of the Mass and the Sacraments, as well as all organised prayer, from Friday 20th March until further notice. You are invited to pray the prayers at home which include a Spiritual Communion here The daily Mass readings are available here
The Mass will not be celebrated in any of our churches for public participation. Mass will be celebrated by the parish priest each day privately for the intentions which have been requested as well as the intentions of the people of our parishes and the particular needs of this time. You can see the intention of the Mass on the Parish Bulletin.
There will be no Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals celebrated in the church. Only baptisms in danger of death will be celebrated. Weddings will have to be rearranged for a later time. Funerals will consist of a graveside or crematorium service with restricted participation. The Mass of the day, celebrated privately by the priest, may be offered for the repose of the soul of the departed. A Memorial Mass will be able to be celebrated at a later date once public liturgy is reestablished.
The Confirmation and First Holy Communion Masses in the coming weeks will be postponed.
Holy Communion at home for the sick is suspended. Only in the case of the Last Sacraments will the sacraments be celebrated in the home or hospital.
All Church meetings and gatherings are cancelled for the time being. There will be no Open House, though the Parish Priest is available phone (please leave a message) or email (email@example.com).
Please do not hesitate to contact the parish priest for personal conversations by phone or for requests for visits to those who are seriously ill.
Our Churches will be closed to parishioners completely until further notice.
Please look at the weekly Bulletin for more information. If you are in need of practical help, then please call our volunteer line on 07388401583 between 10am and 1pm Monday to Friday, or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org