Weekly Newsletter

Please note the new England-wide lockdown and that we are seeing soaring numbers of covid cases in our local area.

The current National Lockdown Guidance states that it is still permitted to attend public worship and Our Lady of the Rosary remains open for public Mass, BUT we ask all our parishioners to look after each other, especially the most vulnerable, by following the strict guidances of distance, hygiene, and face coverings. You MUST NOT come to church if you or any member of your family or support bubble has any covid/cold/flu symptoms, has tested positive, is awaiting test results, or has been asked to self-isolate for any reason.

There is no obligation to attend Mass on Sundays, and if you are especially vulnerable to covid, we ask you to stay home at this time. As you seek to continue your prayer life at home, you can find live-streamed Masses and other resources on our Pray at Home page. Please always check the newsletter for any changes to mass times.

This week’s newsletter and other relevant documents:

3rd Sunday Ordinary Time (B) 24.01.21

Update from the Government’s Coronavirus Places of Worship Task Force

Briefing on Catholic Churches and Covid 19 in the Archdiocese of Southwark

2021.01.04 – National Lockdown Guidance[2]

Always check the Newsletter for changes to Mass times and possible closures.

Please continue to fill in and bring your Track and Trace card to church whenever you visit unless you are using the NHS covid app to log-in with our QR code. Track_and_Trace_Cards

Previous week’s newsletters and latest relevant documents/links:

2nd Sunday Ordinary Time (B) 17.01.21

STEWARDS ROLE – Can you help?

NHS Test and Trace team encourage you to download the NHS COVID-19 app. In line with the law, the Church has its QR code at the entrance to the Church for parishioners to check in as they enter. This will allow you to be notified if you have been near someone suspected of having coronavirus. More information on the App from the NHS is here

Pope Francis has accepted Bishop Patrick Lynch’s request to retire slightly early on health grounds, please see note attached: 

Statement on the Retirement of Bishop Patrick Lynch SS.CC

Enciclica ‘Fratelli Tutti’ – 031020


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