AS the official period of national mourning draws to a close we are aware that for some there is still a sadness and sense of loss following the death of Her Late Majesty and we will continue to offer what prayer and support we can. We are also aware that such support is not for everyone and as officially sanctioned our liturgical and social pattern returns to normal.
We continue to offer our prayers for Her Late Majesty, for the Royal Family, and especially His Majesty the King as he accedes to the throne.
WELCOME to S. Saviour's in the heart of Smallthorne.
Public Worship continues and our churches are Covid-secure venues and we continue to do all we can to mitigate against the risk of spreading Covid-19. However, we do appreciate that for some there remains a genuine nervousness about coming, especially in the light of the Omicron variant; if you would like to talk about the measures in place before you come please give Fr Andrew a call (01782 827889)
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
Face masks are encouraged among those most vulnerable and hand sanitising stations remain in place.
Holy Mass offered daily in the parish at least once at the following times - although please check the weekly bulletin posted on the Team website for any alterations:
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), weddings, and funerals are all taking place as normal, although we do encourage thoughtfulness around the needs, concerns and legitimate fears of 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.