27/07/2020 Important News – Resuming Public Services
Please be aware the clergy have celebrated the Divine Liturgy and other liturgical services every week during lockdown and will continue to do so as they prepare for the resumption of public worship.
Although public worship is now possible with social distancing measures in place, we have yet to return to the celebration of public liturgies in our parish as the University Church remains closed until further notice. Liturgies have been celebrated in the Little Oratory, but it is not possible to celebrate public services there, due to its diminutive size.
In the meantime, we are exploring other possible worship settings, including Newman Hall, and hope that over the next few weeks those confessing and receiving Holy Communion will do so at Liturgy. This will help us establish the capacity of our worship-space before we begin public celebrations of the Divine Liturgy. The clergy will discuss plans with His Grace, Bishop Irenei, when they meet him in the next few weeks, seeking his blessing for proposed liturgical plans.
When this is possible the numbers of worshippers within the building will have to be limited, though there is ample space outside. In order to comply with the obligations placed upon our Oratorian hosts by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese, and out of respect for the residents of Newman Hall, we will have special measures in place.
It is only by following agreed procedures that we will be able to worship at the chaplaincy, in which we are guests. We must respect our hosts and be mindful of the residents at all times.
Those wishing to confess and commune each week should contact a member of the clergy.
|Friday*||TBC*||Little Oratory||Small Compline|
*Please be aware that as our clergy work full time jobs they may not be able to celebrate this service every week.
Please check our newletter, facebook announcements or latest news page to confirm it will be celebrated and the time it will start.
|Vespers or Vigil|
Readings and variables can be found here or here
Confessions Start at 08:00,
Hours Start at 09:30
Liturgy Starts at 10:00
Please note that the confession queue closes at 09:50. This is to allow Father to complete the proskomede and start the Liturgy on time.
If you are travelling a long distance to celebrate the Liturgy with us and arrive later and would like to receive Holy Communion please let one of the servers know and arrangements will be made to confess you.
Liturgy variables can be found here
Confession can be made :
after Small Compline on Friday,
after Vespers on Saturday,
before Divine Liturgy on Sunday.
If you would like to arrange a confession at any other time please contact Father Mark by email or facebook message to arrange.