Following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night and having received confirmation from The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, I am sorry to announce that the church will remain closed until further notice.

I will be celebrating Masses privately, in a closed church, for any intentions I receive including those that have already been requested. Unfortunately, you will not be able to be physically present in the church for any Mass.

A number of churches are Live Streaming the Mass these can be found at

Walsingham National Shrine: www.walsingham.org.uk/livestream

or

Church Services TV who stream Masses from Catholic Churches: www:churchservices.tv

or

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Wickford: www.wickfordcatholic.com

I encourage you to join in with the prayers at these live streamed Masses and make a Spiritual Communion by using these prayers https://blessedsacramentchelmsford.net/spiritual-communion/

Sacramental Programs – Sacraments of Baptism, Matrimony, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick will be deferred until we are permitted to gather again.

The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered in emergency situations. If someone you know becomes seriously ill, please contact Fr Hugh at Our Lady Immaculate Parish on 01245 352898 or email: office@chelmsfordcatholic.co.uk

The Weekly newsletter will be available from our website with up to date information on a Thursday evening. Please download it from the parish website.

The Parish Office is now closed. Any enquiries should be emailed to chelmsfordbs@dioceseofbrentwood.org these will be dealt with remotely so please be patient with responses.

The Parish Hall is not available for use until further notice.

We will regularly keep the website updated so please check back regularly.

Take care of yourselves and take care of each other.

God bless.

Fr Paul