Update following the restrictions in place in the North East from 18th September 2020 and subsequent National restrictions

In response to the new restrictions in place from 18th September 2020 and subsequent National restrictions, Fr Rose has confirmed that they do not apply to places of worship that are Covid compliant. As our church here at Stella is Covid compliant, our weekend Masses will continue at the advertised times:- 12 midday and 5.00 p.m. on Saturday; 10.00 a.m. on Sunday.

Please arrive early to go through the steps as outlined in the following PDF that we need to take to stay safe. Please check this website for any last-minute updates, as changes might be made at short notice in the event of a lock down in our locality.

See below for the readings and Parish Bulletin for the 26th Sunday, and please note a message from Fr Rose about a change to parking arrangements.

Below the Parish Bulletin you will see the Corona Virus Risk Assessment that has been completed for our parish and submitted to the Diocese.

As you will see from the photos following the Risk Assessment, Fr Rose has ensured that our church is a safe place with hand sanitizers, extra cleaning resources, signs, and a one-way system. You will also see photos of the church gardens in bloom, thanks going to the gardening team for their hard work.

The one way system
Hand santiser station at side door
Hand sanitiser station at main door
cleaning equipment and materials
Socially distant seating arrangements
Overview of signage
The high altar prepared for Fr Rose to say Mass on 26th March 2020
Unfortunately Fr Rose was unable to find a cassock or cotta to fit the latest trainee altar server
Daffodils in full bloom

Bereavement Service

On 14th November a bereavement service gave us an opportunity to pray for our deceased relatives and friends. Parishioners lit candles from the Easter candle and placed them on the high altar.