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Welcome Home to Mass!
We are delighted to announce that we will be opening for Mass from 10 July!
However, things will not be the same as in the past. It is important that you read, accept and comply with the following points.
Our Masses. Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 am on Fridays and at 4.30 pm and 6.00 pm on Saturdays, beginning on 10 and 11 July. This will, in effect, be one parish Mass spread across three times. We request that each person attends only one Mass each weekend. (Mass will continue to be live-streamed from the 4.30 pm Mass.)
The capacity of the church. We have applied the 2 metre social distancing requirement that the diocese has advised us to follow. This means we have only 60 seats compared with 200! We have created 4 family groups, of four seats, and 11 pairs of seats for couples from the same household, with around 20 single seats. Moving any seating will be not be permitted.
Registration. We do not want to turn people away from the church because we are full at one Mass and not at another. We will be asking you all to register for a specific Mass. A process has been designed and you will receive an email to action on Monday. With 60 seats at three Masses, we are capable of matching our pre-lockdown average Mass attendance of 180 per week, if everyone registers. Bishop David is asking everyone to attend only their own parish and not ‘shop around’ for convenient Mass times. Please respect other parishes; some are in a much worse position than we are.
Click here to access a registration form. Registering to attend Mass
Sacred Heart Church
Pope Close, Flitwick, England
Tel: 01525 715 109
Fr. John Danford – Parish Priest
Tel: 01525 372 321
Deacon Philip Pugh – Parish Deacon
Tel: 07711 953 926
Suzanne Yates – Pastoral Administrator
Registered Charity No 234091