During these exceptional times

Sunday is the re-dedication of England as Our Lady’s Dowry. It cannot have been imagined when this was being planned that it would take place in these circumstances. You can download the prayers for this, and can join in at home.

Following the advice of the Government and the instructions of the Bishops of England and Wales, Mass is not said publicly during the present pandemic caused by Coronavirus COVID-19. The church is now closed. Mass will be said, but you are asked to pray in union with the Church in your own home and make an act of Spiritual Communion. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on request.

All other activities in the church; courses, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and prayer groups are suspended during the present crisis.

Preparation for First Holy Communion and Confirmation is also suspended, and will resume when the crisis is over; probably in the autumn. Please keep in touch through the newsletter which can be downloaded from this website.

Please look out for neighbours and friends who may be in need of help, for example in shopping, and if you need help yourself, please contact the parish by email.

Donations for the Hope Centre may be made on their just giving page:
www.justgiving.com/campaign/helphope , and donations for CAFOD may be put in a clearly marked envelope and posted through the presbytery door.

Please continue to pray for a speedy end to the present crisis, and for all who are infected or affected by coronavirus.