Corona virus cases are rising rapidly across the country. Do not leave your home unless necessary. 1 in 3 people who have the virus have no symptoms, so you could be spreading it without knowing it.
The UK is experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The transmission of COVID-19 occurs mainly through respiratory droplets generated by coughing and sneezing, and through contact with contaminated surfaces. Places of worship play an important role in providing spiritual leadership for many individuals, and in bringing communities and generations together. However, their communal nature also makes them places that are particularly vulnerable to the spread of corona virus (COVID-19).
Find out what you can and cannot do. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
The Government guidelines state you can leave home to attend a place of Worship for communal Worship,
You must follow the rules below: The safety of our parishioners is our priority. It is important that you DO NOT MINGLE WITH PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD inside or outside of the church.
We encourage you to watch Mass in the safety of your own home. ‘The Sunday obligation is currently lifted, there is no duty or responsibility to come to church and we communicate to you all that there is no obligation to attend Mass on Sunday’ (extract taken from the Catholic Bishops conference). Most Masses are live streamed apart from the evening Masses.
Church Services TV - established in 2005 and streams services over the internet helping parishes and other religious organisations expand their reach across the globe well beyond what was traditionally possible.
All Souls is open 9.00 am for Private Prayer Monday to Saturday. Mass commences at 9.30 am. Please see the Newsletter for Mass times on Sunday.
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.
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To break open each Lenten Sunday Gospel before you go to Sunday Mass
6 weekly sessions
Delivered by Mauro Iannicella (six Wednesday evenings)
Wed 17th Feb-Wed 24th March. 7-8pm UK time.
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is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.
Our aim is to help you to become more aware of God's presence in your life, listen to and reflect on God's word, grow in your relationship with God. We also have a number of prayer tools, retreats and resources to help supplement your prayer life.Pray as you go (pray-as-you-go.org)
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- Ask your MP to sign a parliamentary motion calling on the Government to introduce new guidance on fetal pain. A new parliamentary motion (EDM 1340) is calling on the Government to introduce new guidance on fetal pain. The evidence that babies can feel pain in the womb, and during many abortions, highlights the humanity of the unborn child and provides another important reason to introduce legislation to protect the unborn child from abortion.
Right To Life UK have set up an easy-to-use tool which makes it simple to contact your MP, and ask them to sign this motion calling on the Government to introduce new guidance on fetal pain. It only takes 30 seconds using this easy-to-use tool. This tool can be accessed by visiting the link below:
Please help stop dangerous ‘DIY’ home abortions becoming permanent.
The UK Government has launched a consultation on whether to make permanent the current temporary arrangement allowing ‘DIY’ home abortions.
Make your submission to the UK Government’s consultation on ‘DIY’ home abortion using this easy-to-use tool: https://righttolife.org.uk/ukconsultation
Ask your MP to support an amendment to help stop forced abortion in Xinjiang, China
There is extensive evidence that many women in the Uyghur Muslim community in Xinjiang, China are being subjected to forced abortions. Lord Alton is currently championing an amendment to the Trade Bill which would give British courts a role in determining whether a country is committing genocide. If you would like to email your MP asking them to support the amendment, you can do this easily using a tool which has been set up on the Genocide Response campaign website which can be accessed by visiting the link: https://genocideresponse.org/
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