Private prayer and Virtual Mass services at St. Peter’s
Please see the updated information on the Mass Times and Booking Mass pages and new posts.
As you will be aware, England enters into a second lock-down from Thursday 5th November until 2nd December. At this time, acts of communal worship i.e. Holy Mass, is no longer allowed. We will however remain open for private prayer.
The first session will be on Saturday 7th November from 11-11.30am.
The timetable for private prayer will then be as follows:
As always, we ask visitors to wear a mask (unless exempt), to sanitise on entry/exit and to observe social distancing at all times. Follow the guidance of our volunteer stewards at all time.
Holy Mass is can be viewed via the St. Peter’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_0j0F2_0jcfbkykfxDvlg
For several weeks we have not had any Sunday Masses, and therefore no Sunday Collections.
We have also lost income from our car park.
However, at the same time a number of people have given to the Parish by putting envelopes through the Presbytery front door. Others are saving their envelopes until we are allowed to reopen. Alongside this many people give their weekly offering to the Parish as a weekly standing order.
To everyone concerned, ‘Thank you’!
If anyone would like to pay to the Parish by standing order, please contact the Parish by telephone or email, and the necessary details for giving by standing order will be posted out to you.
Investigations are being made into ways in which people can contribute through the paying online.
Hopefully during the next week details of this will be provided.
The Parish needs your support more than ever. Last week a bill from the water company was received of £4,100. This is being investigated, but it may well be because of the leak beneath the Church that happened before Christmas. I am hoping to appeal for a reduction of this bill,
but it is a reminder that we are facing some tough times.
But make no mistake the Lord is with us!
Hopefully in the not too distant future we will begin to come out of the ‘lock down’. When this happens we are going to need people to help at the Church.
Volunteers will be needed to act as stewards to control entry to the building, and to guide people to where they may sit. We will also require teams to clean the Church after people have visited.
Please consider volunteering. We will require a significant number of people to form groups to work together.
We need everyone, not just the faithful few to pull together!