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The Parish of St Luke & St Teresa, Wincanton includes the Mass Centres of St Mary's, Mere and St Mary the Virgin, Bruton.

ADDRESS

SS Luke & Teresa

South Street

Wincanton

BA9 9DH

t; 01963 34408

e; hope@stlukeswincanton.org.uk

 

www.stlukeswincanton.org.uk

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CLIFTON DIOCESE. A Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 10462076.

A registered charity number 1170168. Registered Office: St Ambrose North Road Leigh Woods Bristol BS8 3PW

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith. It is very clear that, following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches. This will begin from Friday evening, 20th March 2020, until further notice.

Our churches will remain open. They are not closing. They will be a focal point of prayer, where you will find solace and strength. In visiting our churches at this time, we will observe with great care the practices of hygiene and the guidance on social distancing.

However, the celebration of Mass, Sunday by Sunday and day by day, will take place without a public congregation.

Knowing that the Mass is being celebrated; joining in spiritually in that celebration; watching the live-streaming of the Mass; following its prayers at home; making an act of spiritual communion: this is how we share in the Sacrifice of Christ in these days. These are the ways in which we will sanctify Sunday, and indeed every day.

We want everyone to understand that in these emergency circumstances, and for as long as they last, the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is removed. This is, without doubt, the teaching of the Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2181). This pandemic is the 'serious reason' why this obligation does not apply at this time.

Confessions at Call

Contact the Parish Priest or the Parish Office.