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    (Section 1)

    Dear parishioners, friends and visitors,

    There will be no Masses celebrated until after the lockdown (see Section 2 below).

    However, unlike in previous lockdowns, we are allowed to open our churches
    St Chad (Sedgley) and St Peter (Lower Gornal)
    so that anyone may pop in for prayer, quiet time and reflection.

    The dates and times are shown in the table below for week commencing
    Sunday 22 November 2020
    The information below replaces all other dates/times published elsewhere.

    (This section updated:  Saturday 21 November 2020)

    Weekday St Chad
    St Peter
    (Lower Gornal)
    Sunday 10:30am to 12:30pm  10:30am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday CLOSED 10:30am to 12:30pm
    Wednesday 10:30am to 12:30pm CLOSED
    Thursday CLOSED CLOSED
    Saturday CLOSED 10:30am to 12:30am
    Then back to Sunday as shown above this table 

    The reason our churches are shown as CLOSED is because we need people
    to carry out the duties of "STEWARDS" 
    (see Section 4 below) before we can open the churches.
    Currently we do not have sufficient volunteers to take on this important role of "steward".
    If you would like to offer your much-needed support for this,
    please telephone Father Paul (Tel: 01902 882215) and leave a message.
    Also, the stewards, Sophia and Shalie, will be delighted to describe what is needed.
    Both ladies are there on Wednesdays.

     (see Section 5 below)
    These rules are a full update and replace all other similar rules found elsewhere.

    Please visit our website - www.rcsedgley.com - frequently to read any current and future updates
    which will be published here on our Parish Homepage and in our Newsletter.

    (Section 2)

    (This section updated:  Saturday 21 November 2020)

    Because of the latest government annoucement, dated 31 October 2020,
    Masses at St Chad (Sedgley) and St Peter (Lower Gornal)
    are not unfortunately permitted for the duration of the current lockdown
    which started on Thursday 5 November 2020
    (see Section 3 below)

    However, we are allowed to hold Private Prayer sessions as before.
    The table above (see Section 1 above) shows all dates and times.

    The same rules (see Section 5 below) will apply for attending Private Prayer sessions
    as they do currently for Mass.

    (Section 3)


    The new government restrictions from Thursday 5 November 2020
    for Funerals, 
    Weddings, Civil Partnerships, and Religious Services are:

    (1) Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people, and it is advised that only close friends and family attend.
    Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance.
    Anyone working is not included
    Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

    (2) Weddings or Civil Partnership ceremonies will not be permitted to take place except in exceptional circumstances.

    (3) Religious Services and Places of Worship will be closed, unless they are being used for:

    • Funerals
    • To broadcast acts of worship
    • Individual prayer
    • Formal childcare or where part of a school
    • Essential voluntary and public services, such as blood donation or food banks
    • Other exempted activities such as some support groups

    (Section 4)


    Further information is available at their website:  cbcew.org.uk

      to visit the direct link with the latest news at their website.

    (Section 5)


    1. All entering the church must use a face covering at all times to minimise the risk of contagion to all present - unless exempt for medical reasons or children below 11 years.

    2. Alcohol-based hand gel will be available and must be used on entry and departure from the church.

    3. Any handkerchiefs or tissues shall be taken off the premises.

    4. Personal possessions should be kept to a minimum and should be taken away on leaving the church.

    5. Any items found during cleaning shall be disposed of and shall not be deposited in any lost property.

    6. While children are unlikely to become very ill, they are capable of both being infected by the virus and of spreading it. Parents or guardians bringing children into a church should not be discouraged from doing so, but it will be important for parents to manage their children appropriately, particularly ensuring they touch as few surfaces as possible for their safety and the safety of others.

    7. TRACK AND TRACE is now in place. The NHS Covid App may be downloaded to your phone and may be used to take a photograph of the Q.R.Code on display at the entrance to the church OR you may fill in your details on the special form instead, which is also at the entrance to the church. Stewards are available to help you if needed.

    Fr. Paul Edwards, PP

    St Chad and All Saints Church (Sedgley)

    St Peter and The English Martyrs (Lower Gornal)

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    On the Dudley Catholic Deanery website you will find contact details and links to websites, where they exist, for all the Catholic Parishes in the Deanery, together with Mass Times and details of our Catholic Schools.
    Our website brings together the Deanery resources and provides information about the Deanery wide activity.
    There are twelve parishes in the Dudley Deanery.

    The Dudley Deanery  is one of eighteen  deaneries which make up the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham.

    The table below lists the twelve parishes in the Deanery
    Please click any of the links to visit the parish

    English Martyrs - Rowley Regis Our Lady of Lourdes – Kingswinford
    Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury - Dudley St Chad and All Saints - Sedgley 
    Our Lady & All Saints - Stourbridge St Francis Xavier - Oldbury
    Our Lady and St Hubert - Oldbury St Mary - Brierley Hill
    Our Lady and St Kenelm - Halesowen St Peter and the English Martyrs - Lower Gornal
    Our Lady of Lourdes - Cradley Heath The Sacred Heart and Holy Souls - Tipton



    Envelopes for 2019-2020 and Gift Aid Declaration forms
    are available for collection at both churches

    Please check we have your current address.
    Also, if you no longer pay income tax, please inform your Parish Gift Aid Organiser

    For UK taxpayers who contribute weekly, please consider completing a Gift Aid
    Declaration form to enable your Parish to claim 25% on your donation

    May we remind all Gift Aid Donors if your financial circumstances alter, for example,
    if you retire, please inform Fr Paul 
    as soon as possible,
    because we are obliged to notify Cathedral House of any such changes.

    Thank You.

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    The regulations have been updated again in August 2019
    In order to avoid a fine, please do not delay to familiarise yourselves with their latest regulations

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    a prominent Cleveland (USA) Jewish businessman

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