Suspension of Public Worship
in our churches
5th November 2020
Bishop Patrick has today written to all the parishes of our diocese asking priests, in line with recent Government legislation, not to celebrate any liturgies publicly in our churches, other than Requiem Masses and Funeral Services.
Our two churches could be opened for private prayer, although we don't have permission to do this in either Southwell or Calverton presently. If any parishioners would like either or both of our churches to be open for private prayer please contact me so that we can consider whether to seek this permission.
During this time when public Masses are suspended I will continue to celebrate Mass each day, fro the specific intentions parishioners have requested, and (especially during November) for the happy repose of all those on our November Dead Lists and for all the Faithful Departed.
The obligation to come to Sunday Mass is still suspended by our Bishop.
Although we don't know how long this suspension of public Mass will last, I very much look forward to seeing you in Calverton or in Southwell again soon, when we're able to gather again for Mass publicly. Be assured of my prayers for you and for all in our parish community. Please keep me in your prayers too.