We look forward to welcoming as many as possible to weekend Mass in the parish, which take place on Saturday at 10.00 am and 6.00 pm and Sunday at 9.00 am and 12 noon. The Saturday morning Mass will usually follow the Liturgy of the Sunday. The online Liturgy of the Word with Fr Jonathan (using the GoToMeeting platform) continues on Sunday mornings but at the new time of 10.30 am.
None of our churches are big enough to fit everyone in and observe social distancing, so we are using a simple booking form (click here) to find out who would like to go to Mass and when, and each week we'll post a list along with the newsletter on the front page of the website (scroll down to the bottom beneath the calendar). If there is a place reserved for you, you should also get a confirmation email. In allocating places we will give priority to those who have missed out on the previous weekend.
We'd rather not run a booking system, but it seems the best way of minimising disappointment, keeping things fair and responding to pastoral need. If anyone has difficulties with the form please do encourage them to email email@example.com or to phone 01483 416880 (please leave a message).
For the first few weeks we will keep the seating at 2m, and might move to 1m+ later on. You are encouraged to wear a face covering and from 8th August this will be mandatory in all places of worship.
Everyone is welcome to book. This includes family members who live outside the parish, those who are new to the area and anyone who, living through this pandemic, simply feels a call to come. We will be pleased to see you, whoever you are. Please fill in one form for each household or bubble.
Please feel free to ring to see if there are any spaces available.
It will feel a bit different (doesn't everything these days?) but I know that very many are looking forward to coming again to meet the Lord, offer their joys and sorrows to him, and to receive him in Holy Communion.