Update to the Lockdown Restrictions as of 5th November 2020

Unfortunately due to the further COVID-19 restrictions and  lockdown,  we are no longer able to gather for public worship  from Thursday 5th November until 2nd December 2020 however…

Fr Peter and Fr Antonio Mass will continue to celebrate daily and weekend Mass at St Joseph’s behind’closed doors’ albeit without a physical congregation being present. Mass will be live streamed on http://www.churchservices.tv/bishopsstortford so please do join us ‘ virtually’. Regretably Mass will not be celebrated at Holy Cross or Most Holy Redeemer.

Mass Times at St Joseph’s via the live streaming 

Monday- Friday Mass will be broadcast live at 9.30am 

Saturday Vigil Mass will be broadcast live at 6pm 

Sunday Mass will be broadcast live at 9am and at 11am with music and Cantor.

All of the Masses will be recorded and can be viewed at any time after the time of broadcast.


We also hope to open St Joseph and the English Martyrs Catholic Church and Holy Cross  for private prayer  initially during restricted hours which are subject to change.

A Steward/s will be in attendance to ensure that our Churches continue to remain COVID secure. Please observe the social distancing measures in place, using hand sanitiser and wearing a face covering ( unless exempt)  when visiting the Church. We ask you to respect also the capacity limits of 38 individual persons from separate households at any one time at St Josephs and 32 persons at Holy Cross. Our track and trace measures will continue, but there is no requirement to book a place for private prayer at this time. We have a QR Code on display for those with a phone app or we will ask for your name and contact details upon arrival so that individuals can be notified in the event of any suspected Covid-19 case.

Your details will be securely kept for 21 days  to enable us to provide details to the trace & test system should an outbreak occur.

Full details of the Privacy Notice can be found at http://www.rcdow.org.uk/privacy-policy


Private Prayer time at Holy Cross

Sunday 8th November between 2.30pm – 4.30pm


Private Prayer time at St Joseph’s

Monday 9th November – 10am – 10.30am

Tuesday 10th November- 8.30am-9am

Wednesday 11th November- 8.30am-9am

Thursday 12th November – 8.30am-9am

Friday 13th November – 10am -10.30am


Thank you for your patience, prayers and understanding at this difficult time.