Pastoral Letter from Bishop Alan

PASTORAL LETTER OF THE RIGHT REVD ALAN HOPES THE BISHOP OF EAST ANGLIA THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT To be read at all Masses during the weekend of February 20/21 2021  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Our observance of the Holy Season of Lent reflects the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert … [Read more…]

Important Information about Re-Opening

Important Information about Re-Opening As you know from the Government announcements this week places of worship can re-open from the lockdown after December 2nd, this means that St Michael’s will be open for Mass on Thursday 3rd December and from then onwards. During the lockdown some changes have been made to improve our safety at … [Read more…]


CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES Statement from the President and the Vice-President of the Conference on the Prime Minister’s Statement Saturday 31st October 2020 This evening, the Prime Minister announced further widespread restrictions in England beginning on Thursday 5th November. The Government have published their New National Restrictions Guidance on their website here. … [Read more…]

Reminder about procedures for attending Mass

Reminder about procedures for attending Mass This is a little reminder about procedures at St Michael’s, these are even more important now the church is fuller and the numbers of cases is rising nationwide, we must remain careful and vigilant. Also the weather is not so good, so some weeks you cannot queue outside easily. … [Read more…]