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Welcome to St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic Church, a small and welcoming parish in the village of Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, part of the Diocese of Brentwood.
Dear brothers and sisters
In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday 10th May The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has responded to the government’s document titled ‘Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy’.
The timing and the manner of the opening of churches touches profound sensitivities and spiritual needs. The Government’s document and statements fail to recognise this.
The Government’s position, includes these steps aimed at opening churches as soon as possible: the establishment of a task force for places of worship, to work closely with ‘stakeholders’ in ensuring that premises are COVID-19 secure; and heeding the experience of other countries in which churches are already open for worship.
In dialogue with the Government, the Catholic Church will continue its engagement in this process and has already submitted a detailed plan, in full accordance with public health guidelines, for churches to be opened for private prayer.
The Church is ready to play its full part in the task force, understanding that this includes the possible earlier use of churches for private prayer, as a first safe step towards their use for public worship.
Until such time these plans can be put into place, please note that the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is removed.
You can continue to make a spiritual communion. Let us pray for each other, May Almighty God bless you and keep you safe.
Fr Lee & Deacon Des
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