Coronavirus

Our Lady of the Rosary Church is resuming public Masses from 5 July. Masses are on Sunday morning at 8 am and 10 am AND Tuesday morning at 9:30 am. See the Resuming public worship page for details.

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On 18 March, the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales updated its guidelines over Coronavirus, and these were implemented as mandatory by the Archbishop of Southwark by decree, taking effect from the evening of 20 March.

  •  NO public Masses or other services (such as Stations of the Cross) will take place until further notice.
  • The church is closed. Except for individual, private prayer.  See above.
  • The parish priest will celebrate daily Mass and Sunday Mass alone, without a public congregation.
  • The First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes, including classes, have been suspended.
  • Parish groups and Hall users have suspended their activities.

For those unable to participate in public worship in the parish, please go to the Pray at Home page for resources to help you continue to pray at home.

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

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.

Hayes Community Foodbank has provided a list of items it is seeking. Its latest newsletter is here. The Foodbank can be reached at email: hayescommunityfoodbank@gmail.com.

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

During these challenging times, and while public parish worship is suspended, if you normally support the parish financially in cash at the collection at Mass each Sunday, and you possibly can and wish to continue your financial support regularly, please go to the Support the Parish page.

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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