Link to register for Sunday Mass 

The useable space in church (less than a third of normal capacity) has become very difficult to allocate in recent weeks.

We now have an additional Sunday Mass at 9.00 am, hopefully to enable more people to come to church safely. We'll try this for one month. 

I don’t know when we will be able to return to the way we were in church before this wretched pandemic, even when measures for other places where people gather are relaxed. That will depend on the bishops, government public health officials etc..


Present government guidance states that:

Places of worship

You can attend places of worship for a service. However, you must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. You should maintain strict social distancing at all times.

You should follow the national guidance on the safe use of places of worship.

from Guidance National lockdown: Stay at Home, 4th January, 2021

We remain open for the celebration of Holy Mass. 
However, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still suspended by the bishop.

We have to leave the  doors and windows open to ensure adequate ventilation. It can be cold in the church, so wrap up warm.

All must observe the usual precautions:

For those attending church, the wearing of a face covering is mandatory unless exempt - more inormation on face coverings from HMG at this link. 

When travelling to, entering, and inside places of worship, people should observe strict social distancing (2 metres, 6 feet +) from anyone not of their household. 

In addition, the usual guidance applies regarding hand sanitising etc. T

hose with any symptoms should not attend Holy Mass.

COVID roadmap Spring 2021 from the Bishops’ Conference




We now have dedicated parish electronic giving through Dona, a small company that specialises in helping parishes with secure e-giving, along with  a card reader with chip and PIN in church.

Links to live-streamed (and recordings) of Holy Mass etc.:  English texts are available via the Today tab on the menu bar above. Schedules are on most of the live-stream websites.

Live-streamed and recorded daily Holy Masses from the York Oratory

Click here  for the 24 hr live-stream of Masses & devotions at the Walsingham Basilica

Click here for a live-stream of the Traditional Latin Mass (FSSP)


With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from Tuesday, 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.

The Diocese of Hallam is a registered charity 512021