48, Thanet Road, Bexley, DA5 1AP Tel: 01322524813
Parish Priest: Fr Doug Bull – email: douglasbull at rcaos.org.uk
Parish email: email@example.com Website: stjohnfisherbexley.org
With the easing of the restrictions, we are now able to open our church for services once again and notably for Sunday Mass. Masses will be at the usual time – 6.0pm Saturday, 8.30am and 10.30am on Sunday.
With social distancing reduced to one metre we will require everyone attending to have facial coverings (scarves or masks). Stewards will supervise the entry, the seating, the communion process and the exit. The resumption of weekday Masses has helped us to find the best way of proceeding and given us the confidence to open for Sunday Masses this weekend. It won’t feel like normal and there will be many changes to our practice but what we do, we do for others and for their safety. For those who still feel they cannot risk their health we will continue to have a video recording of the Sunday Mass available on our website http://www.stjohnfisherbexley.org. Full details of the measures being taken to safeguard parishioners are in the newsletter and in the “Coronavirus” page on this website.
Please check our site regularly for any updates.
To co-incide with the re-opening of the church you’ll be pleased to see that our new Memorial Rose Bed has started to bloom. Many thanks to those gardeners who helped establish it and to those parishioners who sponsored a rose bush.
Please continue to remember in your prayers our former Parish Priest, Fr Francis Hartley who died on Thursday May 28th. Fr Hartley was Parish Priest here from 2001 until 2013. He was the youngest of three brothers who became priests. The eldest Fr Edmund died two days earlier. Please pray for them both and also for their surviving brother Fr John Hartley.
THE LATEST MESSAGES FROM FR DOUG CAN BE SEEN ON THE “Fr Doug” PAGE.
Missing your Sunday morning coffee and tea in the hall? Why not come and join our “virtual” coffee morning. Send in your selfies and let’s see how many we can get onto the website. The address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. And just to get you started: To see more click on the “Hall” or “Events” pages.
CHURCHES TOGETHER in Bexley have appealed for help during the coronavirus emergency to assist in keeping Food Banks supplied. They provide help to some of the neediest people in our community. For more information please see the “Appeals” page on this website. There is also information from Bexley Council on help for the housebound and others in need as well as an appeal for volunteers.