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
9 AM – Mass (The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham): Shrine website (https://www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk/worship/shrine-prayers-live-stream/)
10:30 AM – Dudley Benefice Service (Parish Worship); Zoom (email@example.com) or telephone (0203 481 5240)
3 PM – Choral Evensong (King’s and St John’s Choirs in King’s College, Cambridge): BBC Radio 3
6 PM – Daily Prayers from The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (https://www.walsinghamanglican.org.uk/worship/shrine-prayers-live-stream/)
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.