IMPORTANT: Guidance for Communal Worship in effect from July 19 2021
Statement from the Catholic Bishops of England
On 19 July,
the current legislative powers which assist the mitigations against the
Covid-19 virus transmission will be rescinded by HM Government.
Nevertheless, there will be an encouragement to personal and corporate
responsibility in this area; as the Prime Minister said in his most
recent statement “The pandemic is not over.” Even without this
legislation in place, the Church in England and Wales will be adopting a
cautious approach to capacity and activity within our buildings,
especially at corporate acts of worship. It is important that you read
are mindful of the certain fact that the Covid-19 virus is still
circulating in society. Vaccines provide genuine protection against the
worst effects of the virus, yet we recognise the legitimate fear on the
part of some who otherwise desire to gather for Holy Mass. It is our
continuing judgement, therefore, that it is not possible at the present
time for all of the faithful to attend Mass on a Sunday thus fulfilling
their duty to God. It is hoped that it will be possible for all
Catholics in England and Wales to fulfil this most important Church
precept, that of the Sunday Obligation, by the First Sunday in Advent
Bearing this in mind when visiting the Church from 19th July 21
continue to wear a face covering (correctly over nose and mouth) this
includes when congregational singing is introduced.
Continue to sanitise hands at entrance and exit
Social distancing: Be respectful to each other and do not sit too close, we want all parishioners to feel safe.
CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE - GLOBAL HEALING: A PRACTICAL RESPONSE.
the previous Global Healing Video on our website please view
This is a practical component of the 'Global Healing'
film-based resources to encourage action and reflection on how we treat
our common home.
Supporting the Church Financially during COVID 19 Restrictions We are encouraging parishioners to pay their collection by direct debit or through online banking. All Souls has lost the revenue raised through the weekly collection and wall boxes due to the previous closure of the Church and now that Masses have been resumed with limited numbers this is continuing to have a significant effect on the Parish finances.
Please do consider paying your weekly collection by direct debit if you do not already do so. If you bank online, you can round up whatever you pay weekly into a monthly figure or make one off payments. Bank details as below:
HSBC, Account Name: St Peter & All Souls R C Church, Account no. 51333151, sort-code: 40-36-34
Alternatively, you can download a standing order mandate (below) to fill in and post to the parish office. Also, if you pay tax please consider gift aiding your collection, this will not be at any extra cost to you.
year’s virtual conference will be streamed LIVE and take place Monday
2nd to Friday 6th August – we invite you to join us from the comfort of
your own home! No need to register, the conference is free (however
donations are most welcome!) and closer to the time we will tell you
about our amazing line-up of speakers and workshops… stay tuned and keep
New Dawn in your prayers!