Volunteer Mass Stewards (29/06/2020)
There will be an important meeting for volunteer Mass stewards on Saturday 4th July at 12.15pm. This socially distanced meeting will take place in the church, entry through the main doors.
Please ensure that you attend this meeting if you have already indicated your intention to volunteer, or if you are interested in doing so. All are very welcome.
WE WILL BE UNABLE TO RESUME MASS WITH A CONGREGATION UNTIL WE HAVE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER STEWARDS.
Thank you for your support.
Father Michael Ryan
We Are Open for Private Prayer (23/06/2020)
The church will be open for private individual prayer on Saturday and Sunday mornings, 10.30am until 12 midday, from the weekend of 27th and 28th June, and until further notice.
Please ensure that you follow all of the social distancing and hygiene protocols inside the church. Entry to the church will be through the main front doors, exit by the side church door leading into the car park. Please be aware that toilet facilities will not be available.
We have NOT YET been given the go-ahead by the Diocese for Masses with a congregation. There will be a further update when this happens.
Father Michael Ryan, Parish Priest
URGENT MESSAGE: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (10/06/2020)
The government have issued Guidance on Re-opening of Catholic Churches for Individual Prayer. This is a first step towards opening for Mass. The guidelines stipulate that a team of stewards must be present each time the church is opened, to assist with social distancing and other directions. The number of occasions on which our church can be open is therefore dependent on the number and availability of volunteer stewards to carry out this important role. Masks and gloves will be provided for the stewards.
The volunteer stewards must not be in any Covid-19 vulnerable category and must be under 70 years of age.
WE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO OPEN THE CHURCH FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER OR FOR MASS UNLESS SUFFICIENT VOLUNTEERS COME FORWARD.
If you are able to volunteer as a steward, please email Father Michael Ryan, parish priest, at the parish email address, email@example.com.
Building a Better Marriage online meetings (02/05/2020)
Dear husband and wife! During the lockdown period an online ‘Build a Better Marriage’ opportunity is being held on May 2nd 2020 running from 10am -1pm.
The course offered means that you can attend the course from your own living room and there is no group sharing!
A recent Build a Better Marriage course held on April 4th 2020 received the following comments from married couples who logged on …
‘The topics were chosen well and we could really relate to them. The personal stories you shared were very insightful and helped us to reflect on our own relationships more deeply… It was relaxed and you put us at ease, being friendly and personable…’
‘We thoroughly enjoyed attending the course and have certainly been practicing a few of the things we learnt already. It puts a smile on our faces when we do because we know that we are certainly richer from participating in the course.’
For further information contact: Carole – Tel: 07983524727 – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanking you in anticipation – with my grateful thanks and prayers for your safety.
MFL Coordinator | Kent Pastoral Area