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A few words from Fr Adrain

A few words from our new assistant Priest Fr Adrain Low

Offertory Offerings

A new page has been set up for details on how to donate to the parish and to set up an standing order.

The page can be found at:

Parish CAFOD Project – Just Giving Donations

The parish CAFOD Group have setup a Just giving page for the parish Project – Hands On.

For further information on the project

To Donate

CAFOD Emergency Appeal

Cafod have set up an emergency appeal for the Lebanon following explosions earlier on the week.

If you would like to donate this can be done online at

Photos from Fr Paschal Uche Ordination

Some photo’s from Fr Paschal Uche’s Ordination are available at;

Updated Covid Guidance – Face Covering Mandatory from 8th Aug

From Saturday the 8th August face coverings will be mandatory in all places of worship. The Parish COVID page has been updated to reflect the latest guidance and is available at;

The latest guidance from the Catholic Church in England and Wales is available at

FAO Altar Servers

A message to all Altar Servers:

Public Masses will resume next weekend without Altar Servers at the current time unless contacted by Fr Pat or Paul Millen our Parish MC and you have been given guidance on serving safely by the MC Team.

This includes weekday and weekend masses.

Resumption of Public Masses from 4th July

Reopening of the Church for Sunday Mass.
We will open for Sunday Mass on Saturday evening (4th July) at 6.30 pm and on Sunday 5th
July we have masses at 9.30am 11.30 am and 6.30 pm. Masses will be shorter.

The 11.30 mass will continue to be live streamed on our Parish YouTube channel.
Since the pandemic begun the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been removed by the Bishops of England and Wales – this still applies but if you wish to attend mass and wish to avoid the busy Sunday Masses please come along to 9am weekday mass (Monday to Friday).

The capacity of the church has been reduced in line with Government guidance and there will be a maximum number of approx. 120 people allowed in to Church during each Mass and social distancing must be observed and the hygiene regulations at all times.

We are doing our best to ensure the health and safety of parishioners coming to the Church therefore a few guidelines will need to be followed.

Please do NOT come to church if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been contacted by the NHS Track and Trace service.

Entry to the church will be on a first come first served basis and social distancing will be required when queuing outside.

If possible can you not drive to church as space in the Car Park will be strictly limited.

On arrival you will directed by a steward to sanitize your hands.

Please bring you own face covering.

There will be no singing during Mass.

Do not use the kneelers.

There will be a box at the back of the church for your offertory envelopes.

The Toilets will be closed until further notice.

Please COOPERATE with the stewards and follow their directions on entry/exit and during the distribution of Holy Communion.
All the arrangements that we are putting in place will be continually assessed and reviewed as we move forward with this process of reopening our church.

Please continue to check the parish website and social media during the week for updates and further information (details are at the top of this newsletter).

Last updated: 29.6.20

A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England

A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England



Thought of the day – 24.6.20

Cure Without Care

Our tendency is to run away from the painful realities or to try to change them as soon as possible. But cure without care makes us into rulers, controllers, manipulators, and prevents a real community from taking shape. Cure without care makes us preoccupied with quick changes, impatient and unwilling to share each other’s burden. And so cure can often become offending instead of liberating.