This page has been introduced to provide information and resources that you may find helpful during the period in which there are no public acts of worship. We are compiling a list of those who would be willing to help in any way. Find out about this by going to Volunteers. Our Family Church page is now up and running.We also invite you to send photos to show how you are handling these very trying circumstances and other suggestions, see below how you can Share your Photos and Bring a smile to each other.
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Fr Peter will be celebrating Mass on Sunday morning with the needs and intentions of all parishioners at the forefront of his mind.
We have received confirmation from the Bishop that the current situation removes any obligation in 2020 to fulfil our Easter Duties. (i.e. Reconciliation and Holy Communion at least once a year)
So far there has been a good response to the postings on the parish Facebook Page. Do not be disappointed that it still bears the title Blessed John Henry Newman, we are working on that one.
One particularly good resource provides the daily readings and prayers for every day of the year. For a one off payment you gain access to the texts for Mass and the various prayers for different times of the day including Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Compline (Night Prayer). It is well formatted for use on tablets and smartphones which makes it very convenient and portable.
Live Streamed Masses from Walsingham
many of our parishioners have made pilgrimage to Walsingham over the years and our own Lady Statue is a hand carved replica of the one at the Shrine. They have a live stream of their daily Mass at 12 noon which will enable you to participate remotely from the venue but still in communion with all the faithful across the globe and particularly in this country which was due to be officially rededicated to Mary this week.
Please feel free to email any amusing or uplifting photos, especially if they are taken while you are cooped up at home or roaming free in the beauty of nature: firstname.lastname@example.org