Public Worship has been resumed, for which we give great thanks, that we can do this doesn't mean we have to and it is perfectly understandable that some people will feel more comfortable not returning for a while. Our churches however are Covid-secure venues and we continue to do all we can to mitigate against the risk of spreading Covid-19.
Sunday Masses are celebrated at:
S. Werburgh's, High Lane - 9.30am
Holy Trinity, Hamil Road - 10.30am
S. Saviour's, Ford Green Road - 11.30am
Seating is arranged in accordance with the Rule of 6. Please do not sit in groups larger than six unless that group is one household unit or support bubble or the combination of two households.
Please do not socialise with people from a different group inside the church or outside.
Face masks continue to remain compulsory apart from those with genuine exemptions.
Following Fr Glen's ordination to the Sacred Priesthood mass is once again offered daily in the parish at least once at the following times:
Monday – 10am – Mass – S. Saviour’s
Tuesday – 10am – Mass – Holy Trinity
Wednesday 7.00pm – Mass – S. Werburgh’s
Thursday – 10am – Mass – S. Saviour’s
Friday – 12noon – Mass – Holy Trinity
Saturday – 10am – Mass – S. Werburgh’s
Baptisms (Christenings) may again resume after preparation, please get in touch with Fr Andrew
Weddings may also be celebrated but with a limited number of people in attendance.
Funerals can take place in church again as well as at Crematoria or directly at the graveside. Sadly we have to limit the number of mourners to maintain physical distancing requirements, whilst we acknowledge this isn't ideal, it is at least a step forward. Clergy will work with families to offer the best possible services under the circumstances. Please remember that the clergy are designated key workers and will remain vulnerable as the pandemic spreads and even afterwards, although it may be hard emotionally please co-operate as much as possible in order to preserve their health that they may be able to give dignified burial for others.
To help keep yourselves and others safe continue to wash your hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or better yet, the time it takes to recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary, and one Glory Be!
Please also feel free to use the following litany which has been devised by a member of another congregation. Fr Andrew will be using it regularly and he encourages us to do the same.
The church remains here, as always, for all, regardless of creed or conviction. If you are self-isolating and in need of pastoral support please call, likewise if you are in need of assistance with shopping please get in touch and we can help with that too. S. Saviour's is going to be used as a kind of warehouse or distribution hub for getting practical help to those who need it. We will be working together with local partners and others to provide groceries, toiletries, and deliveries where needed.
In order to help us continue to support our community please do think about donating to church either through our JustGiving page, or through online banking (please get in touch with the clergy for details)
Stay safe, continue to praise God, and pray that this outbreak may swiftly come to an end.
God bless you all,
S. Saviour's is committed to safeguarding and has adopted the National and Diocesan Policies.
If you have a safeguarding concern regarding our parish, or for more information please click here.
If a child or adult is at immediate risk of significant harm, contact the police on 999.