In this Fr Michael's 10th Priest's Perusal for 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, he talks aboout the 'storms' around us. Have a listen and if you want to send us feedback, especially to share, its always appreciated.
With regret the decision has been taken to keep the Sacred Heart, Chew Magna closed to the public until futher notice.
The numbers allowed to gather to celebrate Mass under the stringent conditions would be too small.
To give as many people the opportunity to come as possible the 9am Sunday Mass has been moved to St Pius Xth
Sunday 9am & 10:30am
What a joy for those able to gather for Collective Worship once more and how we miss our fellow parishioners who are unable to rejoin us at the moment.
The way we are celebrating Mass has been adapted for the current national circumstances we are living through so please read on further down this page.
Please book which Mass you want to come to via
We can fit up to 18 households at one Mass. Please do not put Fr Michael or our volunteer stewards in a position where they have to turn you away at the door. This would be heart-breaking for all concerned.
Communion is being distributed under one kind and in the hand only.
Stewards will invite you to move along your pew to the outside aisle to come forward. Please return by the central aisle.
Please protect your priest by keeping your face covering on, stretch out your arms as far as possible.
Move away before pulling your mask down to consume the bread.
We are re-introducing our lay Ministers of the Word. As ever there are current rules and guidelines around this and although the picture is of the lectern, they will actually be reading from a different place in the church.
It is strange indeed not to be praising Our Lord with a great swell of singing. A second prayer of the heart! We hope to be welcoming our organist back shortly to encourage our prayer with music.
There are many in our congregation who for one reason or another feel it is too soon to take the risk of attending Mass. Yours and your families' health and safety is paramount to us. For this reason, the obligation for us to attend Mass on a Sunday is currently suspended by our Bishops. We hope you are enjoying one of the many Masses being live-streamed across the Diocese and indeed the world.
In the meantime, please be assured that we miss you and will continue to hold you in our prayers.
It is now law that all should wear face coverings in places of worship.
The only exemptions are for those who are too small to wear one or who have certain medical condition. We shall endeavour to seat you at 2m. Please let us know when booking.
Please take a face mask if you require one. We have some adult spares in case you forget to bring your own.
Be assured we are on the fringes of 2m as the pews are set 1m apart and we are using alternate pews. However we have to allow for people not moving in sync with each other eg the front sat back and those behind kneeling!
Please be patient and considerate of others by observing a 2 metre distance between household groups when moving around the Church or indeed in the car park outside so that everyone can feel at ease.
We don't want anyone to stop coming because someone else made them feel unsafe.
Please contact them by phone if at all possible. Otherwise, please alert one of the stewards and Fr Michael or Deacon Mark will come and see you in the church.
Please note that for the safety of your clergy, the Sacristy is restricted for their use only.
When coming to Mass, please come in via the front door where Stewards will be waiting to greet you with warm welcome. This door will be opened 15 minutes before Mass is due to start to allow for preparations to be made before people start to arrive and to avoid any bottle-neck within the church.
After Mass you are asked to leave via the main fire exit door and along the path at the front of the church building.
There is hand sanitser available on entering and leaving the Church.
In line with the current Diocesan Policy, the toilets and kitchen are restricted to the use of clergy and stewards only.
If you havent done so already, please do sign up to our parish database.
This is a great way for us all to stay connected as a community of faith caring for each other.
Once you accept the invitation and set up your account, you can also use the App to book which Mass you want to attend.
If you are still able to give to the parish at this time, this would be much appreciated.
Standing Orders are the easiest way to pay a regular amount. Download the form here. Just fill in and return to the parish office.
Otherwise using the paypal buttons below may be the easiest way to continue to donate at this time.
Thank you for your generosity
St Pius Xth