As announced by HM Government yesterday, as part of the new lock-down, places of worship will close for public worship from Thursday 5th November 2020. All Sunday services will cease until further notice. St. Edmund’s will be open for private prayer however every Wednesday between 11 AM and 12 PM. Please feel free to come in and pray, whether you just want to pop in for five minutes, or stay the whole hour! The Church Union has published a resource to assist with private prayer in church, you can download a copy here: https://www.churchunion.co.uk/uploads/Praying_in_Church_FINAL.pdf
This Wednesday, 4th November 2020, it will be Mass as usual at St. Edmund’s. This will be the last public Mass before the new lock-down. During this service there will be an act of remembrance.
St. Francis, Friar Park, a Society parish, will be live streaming Mass every Sunday from 9:30 AM. I will put the link onto this website every Sunday so the Mass can be watched here. If you cannot see the link, please keep refreshing your browser and it will appear. If 9:30 AM is too early for you, can still watch the service later in the day. In order to receive a Spiritual Communion, you may wish to download this Church Union resource: https://www.churchunion.co.uk/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/imagemanager/files/Resources_FINAL.pdf
All being well, we will be able to return to church on Sunday 6th December 2020. But please keep tuned into this website for further updates.
God bless everyone, and stay safe.