Booking a seat for Mass during Coronavirus

NEXT PUBLIC MASS

Due to Coronavirus restrictions all seats must be booked in advance.

There are no weekday Masses at the moment.

Please ring the parish office to book a seat for Mass at any of the churches below

  01590 676696

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.

Masses are fortnightly

Time of the next Sunday Mass

16th May

9am St Francis of Assisi, Milford on Sea

10.30am Our Lady of Mercy & St Joseph, Lymington

6pm St Anne’s, Brockenhurst

Time of next Saturday evening Mass

22nd May at 6pm

Our Lady of Mercy & St Joseph, Lymington only

 

3rd January 2021 

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)