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As was announced on Saturday 31st October, England is entering new lockdown period on Thursday 5th November. Sadly we will not be able to gather in the church for Public Worship except funerals as long as this lockdown lasts. Please read the letter from Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Michael McMahon on behalf of the Bishops' conference below.
Church is open for private prayers on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
Pope Francis said “We never pray alone: Jesus prays with us” on that day, on the bank of the river Jordan, is all of humanity, “with its unexpressed yearning for prayer.” Pope continued there is the population of sinners: “those who thought they were not beloved by God, those who did not dare cross the threshold of the temple, those who did not pray because they did not consider themselves worthy.” But Jesus, the Pope said, came for everyone, even for them, and He begins precisely by joining them. He then went on to explain that by praying, “Jesus opens the door to the heavens, and the Holy Spirit descends from that breach.”
In another message Pope Francis expressed his sorrow and offered prayers for the Church in France following the tragic murders of three people at the Basilica of Notre Dame on Thursday. The Holy Father, reminded all believers to “contribute with commitment, courage and determination to every sector in which they live and work.”