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We realise that many of you will be in financial difficulty, but if you are able to donate while the church remain shut, you can do so either through Virgin Giving (click on button) or if you do online banking, then details of our Bank Account are in the ‘Donate to Parish’ button on the left of the screen.

17th January – Current Lockdown

Despite the new severe restrictions, we can continue to be open for public worship.

All have worked hard to ensure that our churches are COVID-19 secure and we have achieved this through the hard work of all involved including cleaning etc, as well as people observing social distancing and mask wearing etc. For this reason, there is no prohibition on churches opening and the government permits communal worship to continue. They have recognised that we are essential for the well-being of many people.

May I remind you that the removal of the Sunday obligation has meant that nobody should feel guilty if they do not attend Mass.

Please continue to pray at home for the end of the spread of the virus and the distribution of the vaccine. Please also pray for those clergy who have tested positive at this time and ask for the intercession of St. Joseph, the protector of the Holy Family and the Church.

So we remain fully open for our Masses and periods of exposition, which will continue as per our normal mass and exposition schedule. But please wear your mask and keep the social distancing rules

Contact tracing system.

In case we should ever have a case of COVID in our parish church, we have been asked to keep a record of who attends Mass each day, to help the NHS Test Track & Trace system.
As most coming are regular attenders, rather than giving you name and telephone number each time, from this weekend we are beginning a new, more efficient Test and Trace system. It will mean that you do not have to give your name and phone number every time you come to Mass; you will just give your personal number.

Please take a Test and Trace Contact Card from the table as you leave church, and fill in your details, one per household. Please then return the top section of the card to the parish office or leave in the basket. Keep the lower half at home so that you can remember your number.
All you will then have to do when you come to Mass is remember your number, give it to the steward and your number will be recorded.
As you will see on the card, all data will be stored in line with the Diocesan GDPR policy.

Social Distancing and Masks

Although the church has been marked out with seating 2 metres apart, the government and diocese have advised that as it is indoors and even though we are keeping 2 metres apart, they ask that all parishioners wear masks / face covering while in church to minimise the risk of virus transmission

Thank you for helping us play our part in keeping things safer.

Fr Michael

 


Welcome to the webpage of the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Cirencester Street.

Our postal address is 17 Cirencester St, W2 5SR.

You can contact us on 020 7286 2170.

Our email address is paddington@rcdow.org.uk

We’re keen to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us!