Due to the COVID-19 outbreak not all Churches are open for public masses

Because of the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our Churches are only gradually opening. When they do open, the number of people they can hold is far lower than usual, due to the social distancing requirements.

We therefore need to ask you to book places at Mass, so that you will not arrive at Church and find you cannot go in.

Church Guidance - In order to keep the spread of COVID-19 under control, the government has announced that face coverings have to be worn in places of worship, enforceable in law from Saturday 8 August. The guidance from the Bishops' Conference has been updated to reflect this:

3rd August - Bishops' Conference issues Guidelines on Celebration of Mass v.10


Click on any of these links for current information

PARISH PRIEST: Fr. Christopher A Thomas 
frcathomas@live.com    0115 922 8145 

PARISH DEACON: Rev. Chris Stevens 
deacon@lecatholic.org.uk   0115 808 5428 

General parish enquiries/info for bulletin etc - news@lecatholic.org.uk
Parish Facebook Group here



- The Bishops Conference of England and Wales have issued guidance to enable Catholic churches and organisations to find in one place the relevant information to them.
Guidance and document can be found here

On 23rd June 2020, following a government announcement, Cardinal Nichols issued  a statement about the possible reopening of churches for public Masses from 4th July 2020. 

On 24th/25th June 2020 the Catholic Bishops' Conference have issued guidance on Celebration of Mass and Confession