Following guidance from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference we have examined and revised our arrangements which will apply from the week end of 16/17th October. The general principles for creating a safe environment in our church remain in place so that you can continue to feel confident and safe when attending Mass.
The broadcast team, who bring the mass live-streamed to your home every week, are looking for a new member or two. Each week, we need someone to start the live-stream and control the cameras. We currently take this in turns between two of us, but would like to add others to the rota.
This is a great chance to get involved in a new ministry which has recently been founded in the church. You need to be tech savvy, but don't need to be an expert. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
As is traditional, there is an Easter Sunday collection to provide a gift to the clergy of the parish. If you would like to contribute to this collection, please use this link https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/wash-comon-and-hungerford-st-francis-de-sales-easter-sunday-collection
Abdella lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia. It takes him ten hours a day to collect water. He says his life is being wasted as he has no time for anything else.
Give today to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water and to provide other vital support.
Donate online at cafod.org.uk/lent or phone 0303 303 3030 or by using a CAFOD envelope. You can also give via text. Text LENT 5 to 70460 to donate £5 or Text LENT 10 to 70460 to donate £10* or LENT 20 to 70460 to donate £20.
We are writing to let you know that, as things stand, churches including ours are allowed to remain open at this time. However, the new variant of Covid-19 is highly transmissible and it is crucial that we maintain the highest level of controls to avoid transmission at church. As such there will be changes at Mass from this weekend and, in addition, we must remind you of some basic safety requirements:
Mark and Tim Craig have completed another lively, uplifting video, The Virgin Mary had a baby boy, just in time for Christmas! The video features singers and instrumentalists, performing virtually, from St Francis de Sales, St Joseph's, Our Lady of Lourdes and from across the UK and Europe.