Each bench has a small mark on the top measured 50cm. The distance kept between the groups should be 100cm (1m) which makes 2 spaces.
With the new system in place St Teresa’s church should be able to fit safely approx. 142 people.
Please see photos below and follow the instruction page at the entrance to the church.
Please mind that our church is mainly a building site on weekdays and the special Health and Safety protocols are in place and is not available for private prayer during the day outside of the Services.
PLEASE NOTE that at the moment weekday Masses (Monday to Friday) at St Teresa’s church are at 6.00pm. There is no weekday 10am Mass until the further notice. Mass intentions booked for Saturday morning will be offered the same day at 5.30pm Vigil Mass.
Please note that the church will be opened only 20 minutes before the Mass.
Only the disabled toilet will be available for emergencies.
We would be grateful if you let us know you are coming by completing the online form
You can as well use the new Covid-19 NHS App & QR Code presented at the entrance to the church/chapel.
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Masses can be celebrated for deceased members of family or friends, thanksgiving, anniversaries, vocations, for the sick and for any particular need. If you would like a Mass said please fill in the Mass envelope at the back of Church and give it to a priest or drop it into the Parish Office.
There is also an old tradition of Gregorian Masses. Gregorian Masses are a series of Holy Masses traditionally offered on 30 consecutive days as soon as possible after a person’s death. They are offered for an individual soul. The custom of offering Gregorian Masses for a particular soul recognises that few people are immediately ready for heaven after death, and that, through the infinite intercessory power of Christ’s sacrifice, made present in Holy Mass, a soul can be continually perfected in grace and enabled to enter finally into the union with the Most Holy Trinity – our God, Who is Love Itself.
Just to avoid confusion, Gregorian Intention is not a Mass said in the Old Latin Rite but 30 consecutive Masses offered for one soul and must be said each consecutive day.
History of Gregorian Masses.
Gregorian Masses take their name from Saint Gregory the Great, who was sovereign Pontiff from 590 to 604. St. Gregory the Great contributed to the spread of the pious practice of having these Masses celebrated for the deliverance of the souls from purgatory. In his Dialogues, he tells us that he had Masses on thirty consecutive days offered for the repose of the soul of Justus, a monk who had died in the convent of St. Andrew in Rome. At the end of the thirtieth Mass, the deceased appeared to one of his fellow monks and announced that he had been delivered from the flames of Purgatory.