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Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Hail Mary

Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Guardian Angel Prayer

“Even our soul itself becomes more beautiful when beauty meets us, takes hold of us, and fires us with enthusiasm.” From Aesthetics

Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889-1977)

All Biblical

Welcome to the Parish of St Patrick's

As we begin to move out of the restrictions that have been imposed upon us over these last months, let us all be mindful of others when we come to church and attend Holy Mass. There will be many members of the Parish Family who are still feeling nervous and vulnerable. Although restrictions will be eased, we must all remain prudent about how we act within the confines of the church. The Bishops have asked us to take things steadily, so that by the middle of September 2021, we will comfortably be less restricted than we are now. The Bishops have also decided that the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation may be brought back on Sunday 28 November 2021 – the First Sunday of Advent. So we continue with our moto “Every day is Sunday”.

GOV.UK - QR POSTER SERVICE Email message to your parish priest. Thank you for downloading and displaying the official NHS QR code poster. Since April 2021, NHS Test and Trace has issued over 500,000 alerts to individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 at a venue they visited. This has made a huge impact on identifying positive cases, breaking chains of transmission and supporting businesses to stay open. Thank you for all your support to make this happen. From 19 July 2021, we are no longer legally required to ask, visitors to “check in” however, we are strongly encouraged to retain our NHS QR code poster and maintain our “logbook” containing attendees’ contact details.

By asking individuals to check in and promptly sharing the records of those who provide their contact details with NHS Test and Trace, we will help to identify people who may have the virus.

  • Face Coverings no longer be mandatory but a mask would be a good idea in indoor settings.

  • Hand sanitiser still made prominently available for people to use.

  • Limitation on Numbers increase from 35- 45 / Good ventilation remains important.

  • Managing Church Access Parishes should continue to make available the means for people to book online via the web.

  • The QR Codes & online Booking systems will remain in place.

  • Congregational Singing - to be kept under review.

  • The Communion Rite - the Sign of Peace remains suspended.

  • Stewards - a valuable sign of hospitality

  • Cleaning of Church General cleaning to a good standard, with attention to frequent touchpoints to continue.

    It’s quite a lot to take in. I would like to express my deep gratitude to those who have faithfully and routinely assisted with the stewarding and cleaning of our church; this has allowed us to keep the church open and help everyone to feel safe; thank you. .

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  • Remember, if your health is not good and you are vulnerable, if you have a cough or cold or temperature you should stay at home.
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    “Every day is like Sunday.”

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    The history of St Patrick's

    Originally a small hamlet, Sowerby Bridge in Saxon times, had a little church called St Peters (at the top of the hill), which was, of course, before the Reformation, Roman Catholic. Just before this, in 1526, during the reign of Henry VIII, a new church was built on the banks of the River Calder, but ten years later, when Henry split from Rome, this church became Anglican.

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    Many thanks to everyone who is so generously continuing to give much needed support to the Parish at the moment. Thank you for choosing to make a donation. Please click on our Parish button below.

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