Coronavirus Safety Measures
IMPORTANT UPDATE: 23rd March 2020
As per UK Government guidelines all of our churches are now CLOSED to help limit the spread of COVID-19. When this whole crisis started we were reminded by the Catholic Bishops that we must find new ways to pray, and we have adapted by streaming Masses and Devotion and we will continue to do so and be here for you! All gatherings including group meetings and social events remain prohibited, so we are now working on new ways for those as well.
Our hope and prayer remains that you will all stay safe and that this crisis will come to an end sooner rather than later so we may be reunited again under the roof of the House of the Lord.
God Bless you all.
If you are unable to attend Mass due to self-isolation you are encouraged to make the Act of Spiritual Communion and pray the Rosary, the Chaplet of Mercy, or other devotions. You may also find that the use of online resources can support your faith. In addition to our daily Mass broadcast, you will also find Mass is broadcast in English on EWTN at 12Noon (https://www.ewtn.co.uk/live/tv) and Shalom World TV at 9am – repeated at 9pm (https://shalomworld.org/watchlive) which are available online. The daily Mass celebrated by Pope Francis is also available online (This Mass is celebrated in Italian): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7E-LYc1wivk33iyt5bR5zQ
As a parish we are establishing a network of volunteers to help those in self-isolation. Most people in self-isolation will not have the COVID-19 virus; they will fit into the category of being vulnerable because of age or medical conditions and they will not be able to leave their homes. Such people will need support with basic tasks such as popping to the shops to get supplies or even a friendly telephone call to check up on them. If you would like to join the volunteer network please use the button on the right hand side of this page to be added to the list.
These are uncertain times, so let us all pray frequently for an end to this pandemic, that all parish functions may return to normal and that we may be preserved from the worst that the Coronavirus can bring.
Please always remember to practise good hand hygiene and to Catch it – Bin it – Kill it! If you feel you have been infected by the virus, self-isolate and if you feel you cannot cope or the symptoms do not improve after 7 days contact the NHS helpline by dialling 111. You can also click here for the latest NHS advice.
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