One Family Parish
The English Martyrs (Presbytery) 2 East Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1EP
The English Martyrs, St Joseph’s and St Peter’s

Parish of The English Martyrs

One Family Parish
Notices Page 1
WELCOME TO HOLY MASS AT ENGLISH MARTYRS CHURCH, CHARD Important information for those attending Mass in person Opening for Mass is dependent upon our ability to conform to the guidance and conditions set by the Government on appropriate social distancing, stewarding, cleaning and hygiene protocols. We ask everyone to continue to respect and follow the guidance issued and the instructions in the church. As summarised below: 1. At present, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended.. 2. All Masses will be in Chard at present Please consider attending any of the weekday Masses, instead of automatically choosing a Sunday Mass 3. There is a limit of 25 people who can attend each Mass A “reservation system” is in place; contact Maggie on (01460) 75714 to book your place at a Mass. Booking is essential as half of the pews are taped off to meet social distancing requirements; when all the available seats are filled, anyone who arrives and has not booked cannot be admitted. 4. Once you have booked, please let Maggie know if you should decide not to attend, so that your place can be offered to someone else. This is especially important for the weekend Masses, where there is a great demand for places and a “waiting list” is in operation.  If you need to telephone or text Maggie, please try to do so between the hours of 9am and 12 noon. Maggie is still working from home, and it is  not reasonable to expect her to be available to take mass bookings or answer queries at all hours of the day and night. Your co-operation would be appreciated. 5. FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN WHEN ATTENDING MASS. 6. We will continue to offer four sessions of Adoration, when you can come into the church to pray in private, subject to demand. You do not have to book for these sessions, but attendances will be monitored. 7. You will notice some differences in how the celebration takes place. For the time being, there is no congregational singing and Mass is shorter than usual. The Church is cleaned and disinfected after each Mass or service. Numbers of people and spacing are monitored to ensure social distancing is practised correctly. Those attending should use the hand gel provided and maintain a safe distance from others. We need more volunteers to help steward this programme of Masses and Prayer – please speak to Maggie (01460) 75714 if you are willing to help. Thank you for your co-operation! Fr. Dominic
Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes With full spiritual programme, including daily Mass, Stations of the Cross and visits to the Baths 14th - 21st May 2021 by coach, with overnight stops en route. Cost: £781 pp £187 single supplement Insurance (if needed) £37pp Full board and services of a local Tour Manager whilst in Lourdes; return via Nevers, where the incorruptible body of Saint Bernadette rests. Please advise if you are seriously interested. Booking Forms will be available very soon; these will have to be completed and returned with deposit. Further details please contact Steve Crabb tel 64109 or Pat Hanks tel 62338.