The Church will re-open for the congregation to attend Mass from the 18.30 Mass on Saturday 20th February 2021. The Church will then be open for the following Masses:
Saturday 08.00, 18.30
Sunday 08.00, 11.00, 18.30
Thursday 08.00, 10.00
Friday 08.00, 12.00
This arrangement will apply until further notice. All these Masses will continue to be livestreamed on the Parish Webcam.
There is a strict limit of 55 on the Congregation attending any Mass, and the usual Covid 19 requirements, including the wearing of face-masks, hand-cleansing, completion of Track & Trace Forms and social distancing must be observed.
There will be the Reception of Father Paul into the Church and Mass on Sunday 14th March at 16.30 led by Archbishop John Wilson.
After the Mass at 19.30 Father Philip will pray the Rosary and there will be prayers and readings. (n.b. this will be live streamed only )
(n.b There will be no 18.30 Mass on this day)
On Monday 15th there is the funeral Mass for Father Paul at 12.00 noon led by Bishop Paul Hendricks
Please note that both of these services will have limited numbers allowed to attend the Church and so regretably they have to be for family and invited guests only.
They will of course be streamed online.
Unfortunately we have been advised by the Police that any lining of the route of the funeral cortege by Parishioners would be a breach of government guidelines.
As such please do not attempt to view the procession as it leaves the Church.
The parish answerphone, 0208 647 0022 and email: email@example.com, are being monitored, but if you need to speak to a priest in an emergency, please call the local Dean, Fr James McGillicuddy on 0208 642 0275.
We do not have access to Fr Paul’s email accounts so please do not use this method of contact. We do now have access to the Parish email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any parents who have queries regarding school admissions that would normally be directed to the Parish Priest, please contact the local Diocesan Education Representative Andrew Theobald, at email@example.com, or on 0208 715 2337.
In order for the Church to be reopened safely for public worship, we have established a rota of people willing to sanitise the benches and other surfaces after every Mass .
For the weekend Masses we have a rota of people willing to be stewards and to count in and record the numbers attending. The capacity of the Church and Sanctuary will remain at 55 and we have to monitor and record this and ensure that this limit is not exceeded.
However, once the Church is open you may be asked to act as a steward or to help sanitise the surfaces when you come to Mass as if there are insufficient numbers of volunteers at a Mass, then that Mass may have to be cancelled.
Numbers attending the normal weekday Masses are such that stewards are not needed, but we would ask that those people who do attend these Masses, please ensure among yourselves that the surfaces are sanitised after each Mass.
Further updates will be placed here in due course.