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REOPENING CHRIST THE KING CHURCH
I am very happy to announce that we have been given the go-ahead to restart masses here at Christ the King. Until further notice we will be open for mass on Tuesday 9:15am, Thursday 9:15am, Saturday 6pm, Sunday 10am and Sunday 6pm. This will come into affect from Tuesday 14th July.
We are adopting the 1m+ guidelines to increase our capacity for masses which means that we be able to welcome 63 individuals for each mass. There is the possibility to increase this number if you come as households/bubbles. In keeping with government ‘test and trace’ measures and to maintain capacity we are asking parishioners to book in for weekend masses. There is a form available HERE and to take away from church outlining the details that we need. Please can you either pop these through the letterbox or email the required info to email@example.com before 9am on Fridays. The office will be in touch if your requested mass has reached maximum capacity.
We have worked very hard behind the scenes to meet the criteria for reopening. We ask you to enter through the main door where you will sanitise your hands before being directed where to sit by one of the stewards. For the weekend masses seating will be allocated in advance and the stewards will have this information at the door. There will still be a one-way system in place in the church. We ask that for all masses you remain in your seat for the duration. Communion will be brought to you and stewards will direct you when it is time for your row to leave via the side door. Fr Tom will explain more before each mass what you can expect. Please note that there will be no toilet facilities available, and the sacristy and choir loft is off limits to everyone except those with express permission from the parish office.
To be able to adopt the 1m+ social distancing measures it is compulsory for parishioners to wear face coverings while inside the church. This is for your own safety and that of your fellow parishioners. Children of primary school age and younger are the exception. Please be assured that the church is cleaned between each opening.
As we move forward we plan to keep recording mass for those who are still shielding or are simply not ready to return. We will record the Saturday evening mass and it will be live on our YouTube channel before 10am the following morning.
As we more forward with masses it is only right that we restart the other sacraments as well. Fr Tom will be available to hear Confession at the usual times of 11—11:45am and after 6pm mass on Saturdays. Please be advised that if the weather is dry then Confession will tale place in the parish grounds. We are hopeful to begin Baptisms again in August. The parish office will be in touch with all of those who were due to have Baptisms take place during lockdown to discuss putting them in the diary. Please be patient. They will be subject social distancing restrictions and a maximum capacity of 30.
Our fellow LPA churches of St Anne’s and St John’s are now open for mass with their own restrictions; and Fr Paschal will be saying mass for St Luke’s at St John’s for the foreseeable future. Please see their websites for further details.
This is a learning curve for us all while we try to find the best ‘new normal’ so we appreciate both your support and feedback. Thank your for your patience during the lockdown - we wanted to make sure our church was as safe as possible for you all before reopening. We look forward to seeing you soon.
For your attention
Please read the latest copy of the parish newsletter as this will be an important mechanism for keeping you appraised of developments. You can read the current copy of the newsletter by clicking HERE. The liturgy for Sunday is HERE.
PARISH COUNCIL: Minutes from the meeting on Sunday 31st May are here.
SHREWSBURY CATHEDRAL: Shrewsbury Cathedral have changed the times of the masses that they will stream owing to them opening for individual prayer. Please find further details at dioceseofshrewsbury.org.
For those who are after something a bit different you can also stream masses from the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham www.walsingham.org.uk
DAILY READINGS: For those who miss hearing the Word during daily masses but don’t have their own Missal you can read them daily on the Vatican News website under Word of the Day (scroll to the bottom of the page). Other websites also have these readings available. The Wednesday Word website www.wednesdayword.org/parish is another excellent resource and there is a link to it from the Christ the King home page.
ONLINE GIVING TO THE PARISH: For those Parishioners who normally give in the collection at Mass and wish to help the Parish at this time, an online donation page to allow you to donate to the Parish has been added to the Parish website here . Please be aware that a minimum donation of £5 is requested if giving in this way. You can also Gift Aid your donation to help the Parish further. If you want to Gift Aid your donation, please tick the box shown on the screen even if you have previously completed a Gift Aid Declaration form in favour of the Parish for regular giving made by Offertory Envelope or Standing Order. Thank you for your ongoing support
CHEQUES: Can I remind parishioners that any cheques please be made payable to CHRIST THE KING CHURCH. The bank will no longer accept any other variation. Thank you for your support
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The parish of Christ the King sometimes collects personal information about parish members. We try our best to ensure that all personal information that is collected about parish members is collected, processed and stored in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations. The personal information that we collect is retained only as necessary and used by the Parish, or the Diocese for the benefit of the Parish Community. You can read our full privacy notice at http:www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/privacy-notice.