On 25th April at 8.00pm, Bishop Richard will be giving a talk about his Benedictine journey. Since Bishop Richard was a seminarian, he has been an oblate of Pluscarden Abbey. To access the livestream, go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfRiPXjiTi5GGaI6gJ4UfYQ/. If you want further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit www.laybenedictines.org.
Upcoming Church Events
The Open Cloister at Worth Abbey led by Michael Woodward (member of the Lay Community of St Benedict) 12th-14th March: Oscar Romero and the Salvadorian Martyrs. 26th-28th
March (Palm Sunday weekend) The Holy Shroud: Gospel Beyond Words – What the Shroud Tells Us. Book your place online at worth.co.uk/retreats/online-retreats
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The Way Prayer Group will resume in the Lady Chapel on Monday evenings starting from Monday, 7th September starting at 7:30pm until 9pm. After many weeks running the meeting online we are very excited to be coming back to our home! Please come along and join in for Holy Spirit led, scripture, prayers, healing and music every Monday at 7:30pm.
We will be carefully following safety advice, so bring a face-mask (unless your health situation prevents it) for a socially distanced, pandemic friendly prayer meeting!
For questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Way Prayer group is now paused for the Summer. We will recommence either later in August or at least by the 7th September. Please pray for the group and our intentions over the Summer break. Our aim is to restart in the usual place (the Lady Chapel at St Mary of the Angels) starting at 7:30pm – God willing!
Thanks for your continued prayers and support. In the meantime if you’d like to contact the group call Stuart on 07557 380009 or email email@example.com.
HOLY MASSES I am pleased to say that we are now permitted to open the church again for Sunday and weekday Masses. This is good news! Masses will resume from Sunday 5th July at the ‘usual’ times (8:30am, 10:30am and 5:30pm).
Please bear in mind the following if you intend to come to Mass:
- Follow the guidance of the stewards for one-way entrance/exit through the church
- Be sure to use the hand sanitiser provided on entering and leaving
- DO NOT come to Mass if you have flu-like symptoms
- Please be sure to sit 2 metres apart, except where you are with people from one household
- Holy Communion will be distributed in one kind only, on the hand. The priest will explain the procedure to you at the appropriate time.
The Sunday Obligation remains suspended, so there is no sin in not attending Sunday Mass. Please, therefore, think about spreading out your Mass attendance to allow the largest number of people to be accommodated within the social distancing arrangements.
You are, of course, free to bring Gloves and Masks to Mass and use them if you feel it is safer. Each person will be respected for the decisions that they make in this matter. However, it would not be appropriate to receive Holy Communion while wearing gloves.
We expect to be open from today (Sunday), 28th June, from 11.30 am until 2.30pm and, thereafter, on Sundays (11.30am – 2.30pm) and Wednesdays (4.00pm – 7.00pm).
Please continue to check the newsletter and the website for updates.
It is expected that the church will be open for private prayer on Sunday 28th June from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Please note there will be some restrictions upon access, such as a one-way system and the need to wash and sanitise hands. These will be communicated closer to the time.
The customary Holy Hour in the parish will resume on Monday 18th May at 9.00am. It will take place on the Blessed Sacrament Altar so that it can be live-streamed.
You are welcome to join us (virtually) if you so choose.
Let’s keep praying!
Please note that, until life returns to normal, the Wednesday Mass, like all other weekday Masses, will be celebrated (and live-streamed) at 10.00am (rather than in the evening).
We are in lock down and unable to go to church and in these dark time there is a great need for prayer. This Easter, despite COVID19, we can still pray together as a group in the power of our resurrected Lord Jesus Christ and with His Holy Spirit. All you need is a phone, a tablet, a laptop of any kind and a little preparation beforehand. Full details on to how to prepare and connect can be found here The Way Prayer Group Continues Online Through COVID19. The online prayer meeting is on Easter Monday at 8pm until approx. 9:15pm – please do join in and pray with us.
Please note that we have changed the teleconference provider and will now be using WebEx – details here: https://meetingsemea4.webex.com/meetingsemea4/j.php?MTID=m3d112b3dbf0eaedb034f1820b7364424
If you already have the FreeConference.com app you can join the group directly by clicking on this link: https://hello.freeconference.com/conf/call/1262952.
Please also download the worship song book so you can sing along: The Way Worship Song Book.