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St Joan of Arc Centenary PartyVolunteers are needed to help with food for our Centenary Party on Sunday 17 October 2021 (straight after the 11am Mass), and if you would like to help please let us know by signing up at the back of the Church STARTING THIS WEEKEND (forms will be up until Sunday 10 October). The idea is for each volunteer to bring along on the day just 1 plate/dish of food.Food will need to be brought to the School Hall by 11.00am on the day, or if you can’t make it by that time, then please bring it with you straight after the Mass. Please feel free to prepare whatever dish you wish choosing either a main course, salad/side or dessert, particularly if you have a national dish you would like to share with the parish. When choosing a dish, however, please bear in mind that we will not have access to refrigeration, cooking or heating-up facilities, so your dish will have to be one that can be left out. Please make sure it is covered with cling-film or foil. All plates should have your name on the bottom, and we would ask that you take your plate back with you at the end of the day. There will be no need to bring serving spoons or forks as these will be provided.Clearing up.  As you can imagine there will probably be quite a lot of clearing up to be done once the lunch party is over. If you can help with this, and/or the setting up, please indicate on the food signing up sheet.Many thanks & look forward to seeing you on Sunday 17 October! Thank you! The Parish Pastoral Council

What are the rules for celebrating Mass at the moment?

We will continue to provide hand sanitiser at the entrance and of the church and face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn by those in church.

We will continue to provide hand sanitiser at the entrance and of the church and face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn by those in church.

1.      The left-hand side of the church (as you face the altar) will continue be reserved for those who wish to continue with social distancing for the time being. Please only sit where the ticks are marked. The right side of the church will operate without social distancing restrictions.

2.      Congregational singing will be gradually reintroduced over the summer but we will still wear our masks while singing for the time being.

3.      As long as the NHS Test, Track and Trace system is in operation, we will continue to make available the means for people to sign in for Mass using the NHS app and the associated QR codes. You will also still be able to sign-in manually.

4.      There will no longer be a one-way system but people on the left of the church can still exit through the side door.

5.      The offertory collection will resume but we are very much encouraged to take out standing orders or donate online at https://portal.mydona.com/assets/webPay/index.php?cid=401

6.      I do not see Communion under both kinds returning anytime soon and Communion will continue to be given in the hand only. Pray safe – stay safe!!

 

How can I support my parish? The Diocese is kindly asking parishioners to move away from giving cash or using Planned Giving Envelopes for the Sunday Collection. We are being encouraged instead to take out a Standing Order.Our account details are: Account Name: WRCDT HighburySort Code: 40 05 20   Account Number: 11096230.Please add your surname and first name as a reference to help our bookkeeper.You can also donate at https://portal.mydona.com/assets/webPay/index.php?cid=401


 

 

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