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27th December 2020

Posted on Jan 02 , 2021 in News

St Paul’s parish update

  • St. Paul’s Parish Newsletter -> None this week.  
  • Wednesday Word for the coming week -> Wednesday Word . Wednesday Word is updated each week as a useful sheet for families to read through.
  • Weekday Mass Sheet, to help you if you are joining in with the daily masses streamed from St Alban’s and St Paul’s. However, due to current COVID-19 situation, the Weekday Mass Sheets have been suspended until further notice.

Mass and prayers from St Paul’s Church

  • Wednesday Mass at 9:30am: broadcast using Facebook Live. This starts at 9:15am with prayers, followed by Mass at 9:30am -> Facebook Live or in the Facebook App search for “Mass at St Paul’s RC Church”.
  • Sunday Mass at 10am:
    • Under the revised UK Government regulations, from Sunday 6th December the church is open for attendance at this 10am Mass on Sunday. The usual telephone booking arrangements are in place if you wish to attend, and the Mass will also be available on Facebook -> Facebook Live 
    • To book to attend Mass in person for Sundays: Ring 07729 283 978 Line open: Mon – Thurs 10am to 12 Noon & Fri 10am to 11am (Mobile charges apply) -> Booking a seat and other arrangements; please note this mobile number is the only way to reserve your seat bookings for Mass & calls to this number are solely for this purpose. FACE COVERINGS ARE MANDATORY IN CHURCHES & MUST BE WORN OVER YOUR MOUTH & NOSE Thank you for your co-operation & understanding.
    • Please wrap up warmly – the church windows and doors are ajar to satisfy our risk assessment in order to be allowed to remain open. So please layer up if you’re attending!
    • You can also plan to join us on -> Facebook Live
  • If you have an up to date smartphone such as an iPhone, Samsung, Sony etc please use the new NHS COVID-19 app to protect you; this includes contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in. Details are online > NHS Covid-19 details. St. Paul’s Church is displaying Posters with the “QR code” should you wish to ‘check in’ when you join us in Church. The parish office will continue to retain copies of church attendance registers for 21 days for any needed tracing purposes.
  • Volunteer help needed: Thank you for your messages of support expressing how much you’ve enjoyed sharing our Masses and thanks to the volunteers who are enabling us to open. WE DO NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS (under 70), could you help? If so, contact the parish office or email.

Christmas Mass: Provisional Arrangements are:- Christmas Eve, THURS 24th Dec at 5pm and Christmas Day FRI 25th at 10am. Both Masses WILL NEED TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. We envisage demand will be greater than seats available, so the liturgy group agreed for the parish office to take names / telephone numbers of those requesting seats and to draw names (to make this as fair as possible). The office will contact parishioners who are allocated seats. The bookings number is taking expressions of interest for the two Christmas Masses Ring 07729 283 978 line open Mon–Thurs 10am to 12 Noon & Fri 10am to 11am (Mobile charges apply).

Parish newsletter: If you know of anyone who would like a copy of the newsletter via email please ask them to register their details on the parish database. This can be done by using the online registration form -> Parish database

News: Key pages on the parish website so that you can keep up to date with parish matters are:

Queries: If you have any urgent queries, please contact the parish office by email or telephone.  At this time the office is working reduced hours from home focusing on calls, emails and the weekly newsletter – the parish office team hope you are finding the newsletters informative and interesting. 

St Alban’s parish

You can join St. Albans for their live streamed services and keep up to date with St Alban’s news on their website -> St Alban’s website, which includes their monthly newsletter -> St Alban’s newsletter. Key activities are also listed in the St Paul’s newsletter.

Local news for Poynton and district

Keep up to date at:

Poynton Update News: Local news -> Poynton Town Council

Poynton Post: This is available online at -> Poynton Post. You can sign up for updates by email.

[2 Jan 21]

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