In cooperation with the diocese of Westminster we are piloting cashless giving in churches. You will find a concatless card device at the exit of the church.
You can make donations to the parish, collections, or offerings for Mass, candles and relieve of the poor. Do let us know your experience using the contacless giving.
New government regulations require that all persons attending a place of worship must wear a face covering from August the 8th. Please do bring a face covering with you when attending Mass.
For those who are sick:
For those who have died recently:
And those whose anniversaries occur at this time:
It is now possible to celebrate Baptisms and Weddings in the Church.
Please be aware that there are restrictions on numbers who can attend and the format of the celebration.
Please contact the parish office for more information.
020 7937 4778
First Holy Communion: If will be possible for individual children to make their first holy communion at Sunday Mass. If you are travelling home to see family and friends you might like to enquire the local Church whether they would allow your child to make their First Holy Communion during your stay there. We are happy to provide evidence that the child has been prepared for the reception of First Holy Communion.
Thanks to your generosity our parish is in good financial health.
Many of you have been in touch concerning the planned-giving and offertory envelopes. Please do not worry about this at the moment.
You may choose to donate by standing order, direct debit or change the way you give, by following this link parish.rcdow.org.uk/kensington1/donate/
In addition we have set up a Virgin Giving account to make it easier for you to donate as a one off or on a regular basis. Click on the button bellow.
1st Reading: Wisdom 12:13,16-19
2nd Reading: Romans 8:26-27
The Gospel: Mathew 13:24-43
Coronavirus AppealCoronavirus is a crisis that affects us all. Your essential support will help families survive.
Dear parishioners and friends,
Can you help?
We are making preparations for the day when we will be able to enter our Churches again. In the first instance for individual prayer. In order to do this, we need your help. We will have to observe certain practices to ensure hygiene and social distancing. Everyone entering and leaving the Church will need to sanitise their hands with hand sanitiser, which will be available.
Therefore, we must have persons who will act as stewards, to welcome and direct those who enter the Church. We also need parishioners who are willing to help clean parts of the Church at the end of each day.
We will supply training and protective wear. You will work as part of a team. You will not be alone. We would need at least an hour of your time. I would be grateful if you could let me know what you could help with. Those parishioners in the shielded category cannot be consider for any of these roles.
A. Member of cleaning team.
B. Giving time to act as a steward in the Church.
We will do all this in cooperation with the other Churches in our Deanery of Kensington & Chelsea.
If we do not have enough volunteers, we will not be able to open the church as often as we would like. I appreciate that as parishioners return to work it may not be possible for many to give of their time in this way.
Please pray about what you can do. Once we have some sense of how many people are able to help we can make our plans.
Yours sincerely in Christ
Monsignor Jim Curry