Last Sunday I travelled to Walsall for my first Mass in nearly four months. It felt so good being back in church again, worshipping with other Christians, and receiving the blessed sacrament. We are taking the first steps towards life returning to normal.
St. Edmund’s will remain closed for public worship this Sunday, but will be open for private prayer on the following two days:
11 AM – 12 PM Monday
11 AM – 12 PM Thursday
If you are looking for a church to attend whilst you are waiting for St. Edmund’s to re-open, you can find your local Society church here: https://sswsh.com/map.php
If you are currently shielding, or you want to wait to attend Mass at St. Edmund’s, the following worship resources are available:
8:10 AM – Sunday Worship (Rev Dr Craig Gardiner): BBC Radio 4
Ahead of what would have been the weekend of the 2020 pilgrimage, here is a link to a Spirtitual Pilgrimage to Glastonbury Abbey:
For other countries affected by coronavirus who don’t have the facilities to deal with the crisis. Christian Aid, Tear Fund and many others continue to work in many places despite a lack of resources. St James’ have just sponsored a tap in Ethiopia, so people can wash hands, as we here are constantly being reminded to do. (ToiletTwinning.org)
Please take time to attend a service this Sunday, either physically or virtually.
St. Edmund’s will not be open for public worship this Sunday. Shielding does not end until Saturday 1st August 2020, so St. Edmund’s will be taking a cautious approach to re-opening. Please keep checking this website for further updates. St. Edmund’s will, however, remain open for private prayer on the following days:
With many Forward in Faith churches opening this Sunday, many of the churches we may have been tuning into for a live streamed Mass will no longer be providing this service. St. Francis Friar Park is one of the churches opening this Sunday, however Fr. Ron Farrell is still offering a live streamed Mass via Facebook at 9:15 AM; you can access the Mass here: https://www.facebook.com/frron.farrell.1
The following worship resources are still available:
8:10 AM – Sunday Worship (Rev Lucy Winkett); BBC Radio 4
The July issue of the church magazine is now available, click on the cover picture above or HERE to see it. Printed copies are available in the church during opening hours (see below for current opening times).