St John the Evangelist & St Erconwald Church

Year of Saint Joseph

8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021

This week's newsletter can be found here

To see details of how to obtain Plenary Indulgences during the Year of St Joseph, see the PDF file below.

Pope Francis' new Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde, on St Joseph, marking the beginning of the Year of St Joseph can be found here

Mass times

Please note change of Mass times due to the present unusual situation. These changes take effect on and from 16th January, 2021. There will be no Saturday Vigil Mass celebrated, and the Sunday morning Mass will now be celebrated at 10.00am. The Wednesday morning 10.00am Mass remains unchanged.

Wednesdays 10.00am

Sundays 10.00am

A maximum of 30 people will be allowed in the church and this will be on a first come, first served basis.

Everyone entering the church will be required to bring and wear their own face coverings, to sanitise their hands on entering and exiting the church and to provide their name and telephone number for track and trace requirements.

There will be no Mass sheets available but parishioners are welcome to bring their own missal or download the Order of Mass to their phone/tablet. Each Sunday's Mass Readings and Antiphons will be printed in the newsletter. Kneeling will not be permitted.

At the end of Mass parishioners will be asked to leave the church and grounds, as directed by the stewards, in a timely manner.

Please note that under current guidelines from the Bishops Conference of England and Wales there continues to be no obligation to attend Sunday Mass.

DONATIONS Although income has been very low during the pandemic, the parish still has to meet the same daily running expenses. Please ensure that your weekly contributions are maintained. Payments can be made to the parish account: HSBC, sort code 40-13-22, account number 61020625. If you can include a reference please include your name.

If you would like to set up a standing order, please see the Finance page.

Pope Francis' new Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, can be found here

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