Booking a seat for Mass during Coronavirus

3rd January 2021 onwards

CLOSURE OF OUR CHURCHES AT LYMINGTON, BROCKENHURST AND MILFORD ON SEA ONLY.

 

Very reluctantly I have taken the decision to close our churches of

OLMSJ, Lymington;

St Anne's, Brockenhurst

& St Francis of Assisi, Milford on Sea, until further notice.

 

As parish priest I have sole responsibility for the safety of all who use our places of worship and I take sole responsibility for this decision. The current government lockdown guidelines allow places of worship to remain open for communal celebration. However, if you examine these guidelines you will notice significant inconsistencies.

 

Also, the increased transmissibility of the new variant COVID virus casts doubt on the effectiveness of existing measures. Added to this we are all aware of the extreme pressures experienced by the NHS and by our critical care wards in particular. We must not risk more serious cases, nor must we be indifferent to the very difficult situation that our doctors, nurses and other hospital staff are going through.

 

We know that the roll-out of the vaccination programme will make a significant difference. We have much to be thankful for. Having come this far in the struggle with this virus we must not falter at the last hurdle. Patience, calmness, responsible behaviour, support for those in need and trust in God will see us through.

 

We thank God our Father for the creative power of the Divine Word present in all people and all creation and most evident in the love, compassion, courage, ingenuity and selfless endeavour of all those who are striving to alleviate suffering, ignorance and oppression. (Father David Adams)

 

                                           

If you wish to book a seat for Saturday  Mass OR Sunday Mass at

 OLMSJ, Lymington @ 6pm Saturday night 

 16th & 30th  January 

(Mass alternates with Sunday) 

10.30a.m. Sunday 

24th January

OR

St Francis of Assisi, Milford on Sea @ 9a.m.

24th January 

(Mass fortnightly)

OR

St Anne’s, Brockenhurst @ 6p.m.

24th January

(Mass fortnightly)

 

Please ring the parish office on 01590 676696

 

There are no weekday Masses at any of the above churches at the moment.

 

 

When you ring you will be asked to :

Give your name(s) and contact number for Test and Trace.

These details will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed.

 

On the day:

You will have to wear a mask inside the building.

You will have to sanitize your hands.

Stewards will guide you to your seat.