Church Reopening – How Do I Book To Attend Mass?
There will be Mass at 10am on Sundays (starting 28 March). There is a booking system which you will need to use in order to attend Sunday Mass. You can do this by calling 0208 478 1895 or by emailing [email protected] . Upon booking please provide a name, a telephone number, which Sunday you would like to book for and how many people will be coming with you.
If you are calling to book a place for mass please note that the office hours are Monday 10.30-5.30 Thursday 10.30 – 3.30 and Friday 10.30-1.00.– Please ensure you read the below guidance before you come to the church for mass.
Guidelines for return to Mass.
Applying the guidelines from the Church to our circumstances, we will put everything we can in place in order to minimise the risk of the spread of COVID-19. Please remember that if you or a member of your household are displaying Covid-19 symptoms, you must not come to Mass. Those who are particularly vulnerable should also remain at home. In respect of all of the below, we ask for your respectful cooperation during Mass with Fr. Sean/Fr. Liam, the ushers and stewards. The maximum number we can have in the church for mass is 80. Please arrive on time.
Please work with and respect the stewards and ushers and follow their guidance.
Mass duration is approximately 35-40 minutes.
You will not be able to light candles and move around before and after Mass.
In line with COVID-19 guidelines you must wear a face covering unless you are exempt.
In line with COVID-19 guidelines the toilet will be closed. Please ensure you go to the toilet before you attend Mass.
In line with COVID-19 guidelines the kneelers are not to be used during Mass.
Please note that the Mass inside the church is being filmed and will be shown live on YouTube for our online streaming of Mass. This means that film/photos of you will be transmitted on our YouTube online streaming service of Mass. If you are attending Mass in the church and have any concerns about being filmed or wish to be exempt from the filming then please speak to Father Sean/Father Liam or one of the ushers. (more…)
St Stephen’s Food Bank
Thank you to those of you who have been supporting our food bank with your kind and generous donations. The food bank will continue to operate during the lockdown apart from the last Sunday of every month and you are welcome to drop your donations off to us when we are operating on Sundays at 11.30 or you can drop your donations off during the week to the parish office.
The Parish Office hours are (Monday 10.30 am – 5:30 pm, Thursday 10.30 am – 3.30 pm and Friday 10.30 am – 1 pm). You can also donate online through this diocese link https://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/donations/?parish=manor-park by marking ‘other’ as ‘food bank’. If you would prefer to give a cash donation then you can do so through Father Sean’s letterbox but please mark the donation clearly as ‘food bank’. If you have any queries on how to donate please contact us on 0208 478 1895.
The items that we are most in need of at the moment are :
Small bottles of cooking oil
Tea bags/ Coffee
Baby products (baby formula milk; wipes / nappies)
Women Sanitary products
Thank you for your continued support in helping us feed those in need our local community.
Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society – bccs
At bccs our priority has always been to keep children and families at the centre of our work and during this challenging year, this has never been more important. We are still here for these young people – we continue to keep in touch with schools and families via phone and video links to offer help and support where we can during this period of lockdown.
We continue to be a physical presence in many schools and are offering professional assistance to school staff and consultations to parents who may be finding the current situation is putting undue pressure on them and their families. (more…)
You can support us in our quest to seek God through other; our interaction with other faith groups in our neighbourhood; our care for the elderly programme and living wage campaigns through our gift aid program.