Community

The SVP group and the parish will not be able to collect food or clothes donations at this time.

Hayes Community Foodbank – in association with Churches Together in Hayes      The Hayes Community Foodbank was set up in response to the Covid-19 crisis and over the past few months has been supporting many local families, with demand increasing each week.  It is working in conjunction with Transform Bromley Borough (TBB) Food Partnership and therefore, have access to food distributed by FareShare. Food, some of which is fresh, is collected from the FareShare hub every Thursday evening. Find here the list of items the food bank is able to provide to local families in need. If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the Foodbank email to arrange a weekly food delivery.  Deliveries will take place around 11am every Friday.   email : hayescommunityfoodbank@gmail.com.

YOU CAN HELP – by bringing your non-perishable donations to Our Lady of the Rosary when you come to Mass (please leave them on the plastic boxes in the porch), or you can take all donations directly to the Food bank based at Hayes Free Church, Every Friday 9-11am.  If you would like to make a financial donation, please email the Parish Office.

Donations for Bromley Foodbank can be taken to the main warehouse in the Ex Adventure Kingdom Building in Bromley on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 am and 11:30 am. Please do not enter the building, but make staff aware of your presence and they’ll come out and collect your donations. Bromley Foodbank’s June 2020 newsletter is here. Current needs are listed here.

Bromley Council’s COVID-19 assistance helpline for those with no internet access is: 020 8313 4484

The best way of protecting our community from spread is to maintain social distances (2m) and for everyone to use universal good hygiene, which will effectively disrupt the spread of the virus. Wash your hands often and thoroughly. Always carry tissues and use them to catch your cough or sneeze, dispose of them as soon as possible. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.  If you or anyone in your household has cold or flu like symptoms, a temperature, cough or loss of smell/taste, you must not come to Church and self-isolate following Public Health England’s latest advice.

Be aware of elderly relatives, friends and parishioners who may find this time challenging. Maintain phone communication even if you cannot visit. If you find yourself unable to go to the shops, or require some practical help, a group of parishioners have offered to deliver shopping to the elderly. Please contact the Parish Office.

Further guidance on coronavirus:

Public Health England

Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Prayers from the Liturgy Office of the Bishops’ Conference:

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