The August Newsletter is now available in printed form at the church, or can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
Monday 19th July 2021 is Freedom Day, the day where nearly all of the Covid-19 restrictions will be removed, and life will return to how it was in early 2020. However the Bishop of London has urged caution about rushing back to the pre-Covid way of doing things, so please take care when coming to church, and be mindful of others. You can read more from the Bishop of London here: https://www.churchofengland.org/media-and-news/press-releases/bishop-london-urges-caution-and-pays-tribute-vaccinators-restrictions?fbclid=IwAR1XmZJcoSiLOhM1ovr8oYCT_mDHgcJ9uln6l5ewQdK_yMhZQpnYsF-HbLw. Church of England guidance on Opening and managing church buildings in step 4 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2021-07/COVID%2019%20Guidance%20from%20the%2019th%20July%202021%20v1.0.pdf
Services will remain at the regular times:
11 AM Sundays – Mass
1215 PM Wednesdays – Mass
The lockdown did not end in time for us to be able to attend the Glastonbury Pilgrimage this year, we should be able to attend in person again next year. If you want to watch the Pilgrimage Mass for 2021, you can watch it here:
Take care, and God bless everyone.
We are now in a period of the church year called Ordinary Time. This does not mean, however, that we are entering a boring period in our church calendar, but quite the opposite. At the time of writing we are still not able to sing as a congregation, or fellowship inside the church building. Hopefully this will change on 21st June 2021, we await further guidance from HM Government. For the time being please remember to wear a mask, and to sanitise you hands when entering and leaving church.
Service times at St. Edmund’s remain the same:
Sundays: 11AM – Mass
Wednesdays: 1215PM Mass
On Sunday 6th June 2021 we are celebrating Corpus Christi. The society has made the devotional video below:
Everyone is welcome to our services. Please say safe and we hope to see you soon.
Christian Aid Week starts tomorrow (Monday 10th May 2021). To find out more about this year’s appeal, and to donate, please click here:
St. Edmund’s AGM will be after the 11 AM Mass on Sunday 16th May 2021.
Services at St. Edmund’s remain at the same times throughout May:
Sundays: 11 AM: Mass
Wednesdays: 12:15 PM Mass
Pope Francis is encouraging everyone to pray the Rosary through the month of May. If you are unsure how to pray the Rosary, the Bishop of Fulham has produced the following resources:
Digital Booklet – How to Pray The Rosary Booklet
Printer Friendly Sheet – Printer-friendly Rosary guide
The Society of Mary have produced a ‘Praying at Home with the Blessed Virgin Mary’ booklet – DOWNLOAD
Other free resources are available from The Church Union.
Watch and share the film below:
The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (Anglican) will celebrate the May Celebration at Home at 12 PM on 8th May 2021. The Mass will be broadcast live on You Tube. Please post pictures wearing your medals with the hashtag #maydevotion2021 and tag The Society of Mary in the post, so we can all be together online. The Mass can we watched here: https://youtube.com/c/TheSocietySSWSH
Thursday 13th May 2021 will be Ascension Day, a Principle Feast Day. And following Ascension Day we will move into the Thy Kingdom Come Novena. Sunday 23rd May 2021 is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the church. Please stay tuned to this website for further updates.
It is with great sadness that we were informed today, Friday 9th April 2021, that HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory.
At St. Edmund’s we will have a minutes silence before the Mass this Sunday (11th April 2021), and we shall pray for him during the service. Everyone is welcome to join us to pay their respects.
Due to Covid-19, we are not allowed to have a book of condolence. However there is an online book here: https://www.churchofengland.org/remembering-his-royal-highness-prince-philip