22nd August 2021


RELAXATION OF COVID RESTRICTIONS AT THE CHURCH: Over the summer, we will come back to some of our 'normal' practices in church. For example:- we can now sing together, but still using a face-covering; we will be bringing back the offertory basket, but not passing the basket but the stewards coming to you.
Some of the changes will happen as the arrangement of seating is adjusted. Longer rows of chairs will be coming back and as that happens, please leave THREE CHAIRS between family groups. As rows get longer, it may be that in some rows more than two households will fit in, but in general please start at the END of a row, not in the middle, so as to make best use of seats set out. This may mean that a row is full when one group has sat in it e.g. two singles can sit one at either end of a 5-seat group, but a larger group will 'fill' that set of chairs.
When the seating layout allows, we will be able to go up to the altar step to receive Communion (in one kind-body of Christ only); we will still need to wear face-covering. PLEASE as stewards are less visible, do pay attention to SPACE around you, to avoid crowding in doorways, in queues and in front of the building. We will still be taking contact details for Test and Trace. When the seating has been rearranged, BOOKINGS will no longer be required for Sundays, but we ask that you still DO BOOK, if you can, to speed up queueing as we arrive before Mass.

Please remember to pray for:

Daily for the sick clergy of our Diocese

The sick and housebound

Those who have recently died

Years Mind:
Sunday: Fr George Cresley, Fr Sean Sheils
Monday: Frank Hyland, Canon Vincent Cameron
Wednesday: Tony Cornish, Anthony Saloman Saad
Saturday: Fr Bernard Collings


First Reading: Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8
Add nothing to what I command you, keep the commandments of the Lord.

Second Reading: James 1:17-18,21-22,27
You must do what the word tells you.

Gospel: Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23
You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions.