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Everyday, at midday and 6.00pm, the wonderful sound of the Angelus Bell sounds at St. John’s. If you can, please take a few moments’ break from whatever you are doing to join with the parish community and say the Regina Caeli. In this way, we will come together in unified prayer, even if we cannot be together in the church.
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
The Son whom you merited to bear, alleluia.
Has risen as he said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V: Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R: For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
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You can watch Live and Recorded Services of the holy mass and other events at the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham.
Re-opening of Churches for Collective Worship
We are delighted to be able to once again open our Church for public worship; we welcome this news with great joy.
We have put in place all the measures that are needed to ensure the risks of virus transmission are minimised; this includes effective hand sanitisation, social distancing and cleaning.
From the 8th August, face coverings must be worn in places of worship. All parishioners, apart from children under 11, and those with certain health conditions who are exempt, should wear a face mask, scarf or other face covering. We politely request that you comply with this directive, but also please remember that not all disabilities are visible, so please be understanding of parishioners who may not be able to follow this rule.
There will be a limit on the number of people who can attend Mass; the total capacity is between 48 and 80 people, and will depend on how many “single household” groups of up to five people attend. Please see the guidance on capacity Here.
There will be some differences in the way the Mass is conducted, we are not yet in a position to “go back to normal”. Please read Fr. Stanislaw’s note to parishioners Here.
It is important to reaffirm that, at present, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended. We therefore ask you to consider the possibility of attending Mass on a weekday. This will ease the pressure of numbers for Sunday celebrations. Everyone’s health & safety is paramount and nobody; no-one, if they are in a vulnerable category, should consider returning to Mass at the mo
The NHS Test and Trace service will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, save lives and also help us to get back to a more normal way of life. We must do our bit to support this by making sure we collect details of anyone attending Mass.
We now have displayed in our Church a QR code for parishioners to scan, using the NHS COVID-19 app. If you have downloaded the app to your phone, please scan the code as you enter the Church. If you are unable to use the app, the Mass Stewards will ask for your contact details; these will be held for 21 days.
Extract from NHS COVID-19
NHS QR code posters are a quick, simple, and secure way for visitors to anonymously register that they've been to your venue. This allows your customers or visitors to receive important public health messages if needed.
The UK is currently experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. NHS QR code posters are a key part of the ongoing COVID-19 response. They enable people to have a digital diary of the places they've visited, to help with contact tracing, and they help visitors to quickly receive public health advice if necessary.
By supporting the official NHS QR code poster system, you'll be protecting your visitors and your business. You will help to slow the spread of the virus, reduce the impact of any second wave, and help normal life to resume more quickly.
The information you provide to generate your official NHS QR code posters will only be used for purposes relating to contact tracing and the management of the NHS QR code system. The information will only be accessible to public health teams directly involved with the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health response.
Children’s Liturgy is back !
With the summer break now behind us, the Children’s Liturgy team is very excited to be resuming the weekly Children’s
Liturgy – by Zoom of course!
There is a slight change to the scheduling of the sessions to ensure as many families as possible can participate; they will now
alternate between Saturday afternoons at 5.00pm and Sunday mornings at 11.30am.
The first session will be this Saturday, 10th October at 5.00pm.
If you wish to continue making a weekly offering to the Parish Priest, please find information about how to do this on Gift Aid & Giving
Parishioners are kindly asked to register on the parish (GDPR compliant) database, so we know that you are part of our parish community. Registration enables us to communicate with you and provide pastoral support if necessary. Whether you are a new parishioner or have been with us for many years, please complete the form either online here, or in hard copy. You can collect a hard-copy form at the back of the church and hand it in to the parish office.
Please read the A&B diocese Privacy Notice and Consent Form available under the ‘Info & Admin’ tab before you start the registration process. Please fill in and sign the consent form and hand it in to the Parish Office.
Click on the link below to download the Consent form:
Thank you and God Bless.
Father Stanislaw Mycek