At 11.47 am on 18th March 2020, the Bishops of England and Wales issued their latest statement on our response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
"In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith. It is very clear that, following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches. This will begin from Friday evening, 20th March 2020, until further notice."
To read the full statement, please click the attached file.
It will be important that each of us, as best we can, find ways to continue developing our lives of faith, especially as we pray at home. Knowing that we are in union with so many who are praying in and around our parish and beyond will only give strength to our resolve to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Please be assured that the Carmelite Community will continue its heartfelt prayer with and for all parishioners, friends and devotees of St. Jude.