SERVICES

SUNDAY

10.30 a.m. Parish Mass & sermon

6.30 p.m. Solemn Evensong & Benediction (Book of Common Prayer)

7.15 p.m. Holy Communion from the Tabernacle

MONDAY

No Mass today

TUESDAY

6.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. Vestry Hour (for weddings, baptisms interviews, etc.)

7.30 p.m. Mass

WEDNESDAY

9.30 a.m. Mass (followed by refreshments - Coffee & Cakes on 1st Wednesday in the month)

THURSDAY

11 a.m. Mass

FRIDAY

12 noon Mass

SATURDAY

9.30 a.m. Confessions (or by appointment)

10 a.m. Mass

N.B. The word 'Solemn' appears before services on Sunday and Holy Days. It does not mean that we all have miserable faces and get terribly serious! It refers to the level of ceremonial used in the act of worship, and in practical terms, 'Solemn' is a kind of code which means 'incense is used'. Incense adds another dimension to our worship, as the fragrance helps us to lift our sense of smell to God, and visually, the smoke arising reminds us of our prayer ascending to heaven, as well as a visual reminder of sacrifice - the true sacrifice (of Christ) being that which we celebrate in every Mass. The lingering aroma in the church building is a reminder that something awesome, holy and mysterious has been taking place.