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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the Diocese have provided guidance on the approach to be taken with regard to public worship. Click here for details
Sunday Mass Obligation
The Bishops of England and Wales have decided to delay the reintroduction of the Sunday Mass obligation due to the increase in Covid-19 infections. You can read their statement HERE.
Times of Public Masses at St Mary’s
Sunday Masses: Saturday 6pm, Sunday 9am and 11.15am
Wednesday: 6.30pm (Latin old rite)
Private prayer with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
Saturdays 10.30am-12.30pm, with Confessions 10.30-11.30am.
Pre-booking Places for Masses
It is no longer be necessary to book places for weekday Masses or to sign in. However, for the time being the booking system will be retained for weekend Masses to avoid overcrowding. The situation is being regularly reviewed and more changes may be announced soon.
Online bookings can be made on the diocesan website at https://massbooking.uk
Telephone bookings can be made by calling 07554 603972 on Thursday and Friday 4-6.30pm.
Please do not phone the Presbytery.
Pre-booked seat is not guaranteed if you arrive after Mass has begun.
While the Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended, you are encouraged to take advantage of attending Mass during the week if possible to help ease the numbers at the weekend.