Walsingham: Live streaming 24/7.

Join Fr Stephen Wang each day as we stream some of the recent videos from the “Pause for Faith” YouTube channel.
It’s an informal conversation about living the Christian faith, with Catholic history and spirituality, the lives of the saints, Christian teaching, practical tips for everyday life, contemporary issues facing the Church and the world, some Q&A and interviews."
Why not visit the shrine virtually or go to their website to see the full live streaming schedule.
Apart, yet together. #ChurchAtHome

Possible reopening of the Church for public Mass

We are working hard on our plans for the possible reopening of the Church for Mass and wish to keep everyone informed. 
Please pass this information on to anyone who may not have access to our website.
We are PROPOSING these Mass times to the Diocese:
Monday – Private Mass only
Tuesday – 7.30pm Mass
Wednesday – Private Mass only
Thursday – 7.30pm Mass
Friday - 7.30pm Mass
Saturday – 6pm Mass
Sunday – 9.30am Mass - all at St Augustine's Church.
(We would cease the opening for private prayer.)

There are very many things to put in place before we will be given permission to begin. If only it was a simple process!

ONLY IF we have enough volunteers to steward each Public Mass (2 people) and ONLY if we have enough volunteers to sanitise the church after Friday evening and Saturday evening Masses we will be given permission to start public worship once again. Please contact the parish office by phone or email if you can help with either of these roles. (Thank you to those who have volunteered to steward so far.)
We hope to have more information from Thursday of this week.

Please remember that there is NO Sunday obligation during this time so be aware that we will be asking people to consider attending a weekday Mass in order to keep to our numbers within capacity.
We apologise that it is not yet safe to accommodate everyone back to St Augustine’s due to capacity or health/shielding reasons. However, the joining of Mass online, whilst not a substitution, is a way of keeping in spiritual communion with God during these unprecedented times.
During this period I have been watching various Masses from the Vatican and elsewhere in the world and everyone points out that Holy Mass is still so important to us all. I have faithfully celebrated Mass every morning since the lockdown began and I have prayed for all of you. I will continue to do so during these difficult times.
God bless you all. Canon Frank.
Apart, yet together.  #ChurchAtHome

Prayer Requests

At this time when there are so many troubles in the world and there is so much grief, but also when the world is showing such care, compassion and community towards each other, we may have many more things to pray for (or to pray with thanks for). 
Normally, our Parish Prayer Group meet weekly in the Parish Hall to pray for those who have died, for those whose anniversaries are within that week, for any issues the world is facing and for all the written prayer requests that have been noted into the Prayer Book at the back of Church. 
Thank you to the Prayer Group who have stayed in contact throughout the crisis - Zoom Prayer Meetings are the order of the day we believe! Even with private prayer now taking place in church we are unable to reinstate the Prayer Request Book at the moment. 
So if you have something or someone you wish the Prayer Group to pray for, please call or email the Parish Office and Fr Frank will be able to pass these requests on.
0117 9833939
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"Rethink" the world....

Thank you to Bella Harding for sharing with us the news of this week's talks on various BBC radio stations about how the world can change for the better post COVID...
Pope Francis to Samantha Power, Caleb Femi to Prince Charles, Andy Murray to KK Shailaja, Tim Berners Lee to Emma Dabiri and many more - global voices come to BBC radio to ‘Rethink’ the world after the crisis.
CLICK HERE to find the details of Pope Francis' essay and more...
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Evening Prayer

Sung Evening Prayer for the Feast of Ss Peter & Paul.
Thank you, as ever, to Martin Le Poidevin.
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