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 have again become compulsory apart from those with genuine exemptions.
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) are again taking place, please get in touch with Fr Andrew to arrange preparation
Weddings may also be celebrated but we do recommend keeping them reasonably small in order to enable a degree of physical distancing
At funerals too we do recommend trying to keep the number of mourners as limited as possible, we recognise that like weddings this isn't ideal but the last thing we want is to have to do more funerals because too many people came to funerals. The 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.