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
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
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
CLOSURE OF OUR CHURCHES AT
LYMINGTON, BROCKENHURST AND MILFORD ON SEA ONLY.
Very reluctantly I have taken the decision to close our churches
St Anne's, Brockenhurst
& St Francis of Assisi, Milford on Sea, until further
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