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Coronavirus restrictions and the Parish. Maintaining our Devotional Life. Information, Mass, Prayers, links.
How to participate in Mass (and more) during the Covid-19 restrictions

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All churches are closed during Covid-19 Pandemic National Restrictions.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols' video message 24th March: "Closing churches is the right thing to do to save lives." This message in response to Government announcement 23rd March, strengthening restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 ... "we must all play our part to safeguard the NHS and to save 'precious lives."

"We're going to play our full part in it. That was the call of St. Paul that we ought to be good citizens and today we ought to be good citizens playing our part in the protection of the vulnerable, in our support for the NHS and in the preserving of human life, which is so precious to God in the face of this virus."

"We're beginning to reflect on the experience of the streaming of the celebration of Mass on Sunday and on yesterday's week day. There are many, many encouraging signs. I've heard of congregations being 10 times the normal size. I've heard of families preparing together at home. Families having their own little children's liturgy during the reading of the Word...

"...So we have to deepen our prayer. We have to use the Internet, and all the other things that we have, to encourage one another."
click here to watch

Cardinal Nichols' 18th March video message, 'a message of hope with Jesus Christ at its centre' is here


HM Government Coronavirus + guidance on staying at home: "The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives."

NHS: Advice for everyone - Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Latest parish information is in our Newsletters published on Saturday evening. you may need to refresh / reload your browser for latest version.


Fr. Philip offers daily a private Mass to include the whole parish & the intentions in Newsletter. Homilies are here

Masses online > participate in live-streamed Mass from UK and abroad.

Spiritual Communion & Act of Contrition etc, video messages from Bishop Mark and Cardinal Nichols


To watch parts 4 & 5 of our CaFE course, 'Let It Be', click here


David provided music from the Triduum 2015, Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, & Good Friday. He hopes that hearing familiar music from our choir will assist you in prayer. More content may be added later.

If you are able to support the parish by payment or standing order direct to our Bank, please email Christine for account details.


L O C K D O W N is a time to:

L - isten to God’s voice and reflect. Let go & let God.
O - bey His Word and His Teachings.
C - all on Jesus name and be calm.
K - now what is the purpose of all of this.
D - well in His presence. Do not panic.
O - ffer a prayer for everyone’s safety.
W - ait and be patient. This too, shall pass.
N - urture our personal relationship with Him.
... God bless us all. (Diocese of Plymouth Facebook 23rd March)


Prayers relevant to the Coronavirus pandemic are here

Letter from CBCEW is here + CBCEW Coronavirus page


THE GOD WHO SPEAKS: The next sessions of the Diocesan teaching tour have been recorded and are available on the Diocesan website  and Facebook page.

1) How Catholics Read the Bible 
2) Christ in the Old Testament 
3) The Fulfilment of the Covenant in the New Testament. 

Let’s use our ‘lockdown’ time profitably.  Further Scriptural resources are available on
God bless. Fr. Jon. Vicariate for Evangelisation & Catechesis 

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A message from Devon and Cornwall Police.

In these ever changing times, if you need to contact the police, and it’s not an emergency why not contact us using one of our online methods? By visiting our website you can report non-emergency crime and queries through our online contact methods:

WebChat - allows you to talk directly to our contact centre staff, just the same as calling them. It’s simple and easy to use and can be accessed through any desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Report Crime Online - if you want to report a crime or tell the police about something that’s already happened then fill in the details on the online crime reporting form ( and once submitted your information/crime report will be logged.

If you have a question, but not sure who can help then AskNED - our online directory will provide the answers to all your non-emergency questions. Visit enter your question, select your location and AskNED will provide you with the answer.

So why call when you don’t have to - go online:

Linzi Berryman (Police, DC Alert Officer, Devon & Cornwall)

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“He said not 'Thou shalt not be tempested, thou shalt not be travailed, thou shalt not be dis-eased'; but He said, 'Thou shalt not be overcome.” ~ Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love


update icon May 4th 2020 v 01.28 ~ JMJ

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