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    of all News and Events at our Parish Churches

    ALL CURRENT CORONA VIRUS NOTICES APPEAR HERE ON OUR

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    THEY ARE PRINTED ON A LIGHT GREY BACKGROUND COLOUR FOR EASY RECOGNITION

    Dudley Council Plus
    Castle Street, Dudley
    The walk-in centre is closed
    from Wed. 27 Jan. 2021


    Customer service advisors are
    continuing to offer help
    and support during the latest
    lockdown but are asking
    people not to visit the shop
    in person

     

    To contact an adviser
    during the closure
    telephone the
    main switchboard
    0300 555 2345

     





     

    Specialist advice is available
    by telephone:

    Benefits:
    0300 555 8100

    Council tax/business rates:
    0300 555 8000

    CallPay:
    0300 555 7000

    Housing repairs:
    0300 555 8283

    Adult Social Care
    Access Team:
    0300 555 0055

    Children Social Care
    and Safeguarding: 
    0300 555 0050

    Help the NHS alert your close contacts if you test positive for corona virus (COVID-19)

    When someone is positive for COVID-19 speak to them and find out their movements 48 before their first symptom OR if in the event they were asymptomatic a rough idea when they may have caught the virus (as people are going out of the house less this is a rough calculation of which day they could have been infected from).
    Track and Trace (T&T) app will pick up ‘close contact’ and notify people via their app but as some people are not using the app so we must refer to the manual T&T list and contact immediately those on the list who could have had ‘contact’ in our building in the above time frames.
    As the virus can also be picked up by touch (up to 72 hours on some surfaces) alert anyone who was in the same building to make them aware that a person who was in the building has tested positive and may have had the virus when they were there too.
    No names need to be given but explain as touch alone can transfer the virus we are notifying them as a precaution.
    Anyone who does not wear a face mask for medical reasons is especially at risk if you are in an enclosed area.
    Following the alert people may then decide to self isolate as a precaution and not visit vulnerable people whom they are in a bubble with.
    The Isolation period is 10 days after ‘contact’ with a positive person was established.
    The more people are aware they can decide if they need to take action on the information by Isolating or getting a test.
    Once cleaning has been completed the area is deemed to be free from infection and therefore you do not need to contact anyone who was in the building after a ‘clean’ takes place.

    CELEBRATION OF MASSES DURING THE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN STARTING 5 JANUARY 2021

    Places of worship may stay open but attendance is subject to very strict controls.
    Now, more than ever, we must keep safe and observe the Government regulations to the letter
    especially with the new more virulent strain of covid.

    ALL RULES MUST BE OBSERVED

    Masses and Confessions, for the duration of the 5 January 2021 national lockdown,
    will continue in the recommended format required until further notice.
    Parishioners of both our churches must be prepared to be turned away if our churches
    already have reached the maximum number of worshipers we are allowed inside both buildings.
    Please click the blue button below to read our current Newsletter for Mass times and other details
    (Note:  Any necessary amendments to our published Newsletter will appear here on our website Homepage)

    Confessions:  At Lower Gornal will take place outisde exit doors following Mass on Friday
    Please Note:  Parishioners will receive Communion on exit

    Unfortunately, there is no "safe place" at Segley for Confessions at the moment 
     

    If you know anyone without a computer to keep up with any updates,
    please pass on to them all important changes to our routines

     ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS UNDER THE 5 JANUARY 2021 NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

    Private prayer and communal worship may still take place in accordance with Government regulations
    under the current national lockdown

    (1)  During lockdown, no interaction or mingling with anyone other than
    your own household or support bubble is permitted.

    (2)  We ask parishioners who are first to enter a pew that they must go to the far end.
    This is to avoid people who are not within family bubbles from crossing over each other.
    It also helps and enables wardens to get parishioners seated when the church
    starts filling up to our allowed maximum capacity.

    (3)  Additionally, we ask that the one way system is followed.
    Therefore, once you are seated you remain seated until wardens guide you out for Communion.

    At St Chad’s only, you then leave the church.

    (4)  Hand sanitiser, social distancing and mask wearing is still in place.

     VERY IMPORTANT
    Please read and follow the "ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS" items (1), (2), (3) and (4) in the section above. 
    It is a condition by the Government that regulations are followed if "worship at church" is to be allowed to continue.

    RULES FOR ATTENDING MASSES

    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.

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    ROLE OF OUR CHURCHES DURING CURRENT LOCKDOWN

    On Friday 8 January 2021, following some questions about why our churches remain open,
    Bishop John Sherrington, Diocese of Westminster, issued a letter explaining
    the position and role of our churches during the current lockdown

    Please click the blue button below to visit the link

    UPDATES AND AMENDMENTS TO OUR PRINTED NEWSLETTER
    Because of the unpredictability of events in our current times, please visit our website  ► www.rcsedgley.com
    frequently to read any (if any) necessary updates which have had to be made to our weekly printed Newsletter.
    All changes will be published here on our Parish Homepage

    I thank you for cooperating with all the requests in this section
    throughout these difficult times


    Fr. Paul Edwards, PP

    St Chad and All Saints Church (Sedgley)

    St Peter and The English Martyrs (Lower Gornal)

    St Chad Church (Sedgley)      St Peter Church (Lower Gornal)
     
    Welcome to our parish website
    www.rcsedgley.com

     
    Please browse our site by clicking any blue title tab on our menu bar above
    Remember to add the name of our website to your favourite bookmarks for quicker access

    Because space on our website is normally restrictred to events in both our parishes, it is difficult to include other informative data of the sort that are useful to as wide a range as possible for the benefit of our parishioners. This is only a minute amount of what is available on the government website but the links included here lead to many other areas of additional help and support. Unlike the wording of the title, not "everything" is included else there would not be room for the Newsletter and Parish Events!
    However, all the links open a treasure hove of useful services that not all people know existed.
    Click any of the coloured underlined links below to open the link page of your choice.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19):

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support

    Brexit:

    Check what you need to do

    Services and information:

    Benefits
    Births, deaths, marriages and care
    Business and self-employed
    Childcare and parenting
    Citizenship and living in the UK
    Crime, justice and the law
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    Education and learning
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    Housing and local services
    Money and tax
    Passports, travel and living abroad
    Visas and immigration
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    Departments and policies:

    How government works
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    Guidance and regulation
    News and communications
    Research and statistics
    Policy papers and consultations
    Transparency and freedom of information releases

    This article was last updated on Tuesday 16 March 2021                                                © MMXXI - All copyright acknowledged

    PARISH SCHOOLS ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021

    St Chad's - Sedgley  St Joseph's - Dudley  Bishop Milner
     

    Please click the button above to visit our schools.
    When their website opens, please click the
    "School Diary & Dates" link
    of the school of your choice to access its school diary
    for further term information and all other news

    Please be aware that
    because of the regular changes by Government Covid 19 restrictions and regulations
    our schools' timetables might not reflect accurate up-to-date information


    UPDATE
    All our schools re-opened for most students on Monday 8 March 2021.
    Please check for new information published by each school on its website
    by clicking on the school's badge above.

    DUDLEY CATHOLIC DEANERY WEBSITE

    (Registered Charity No. 234216)

      Please click the blue button above to vist the website  

     

    INTRODUCTION
    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

     

    GIFT AID

    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.

    Bishops' Conference of England and Wales Guidance and other Correspondence

    All the Conferance contents have been moved to a new location
    Please click the blue button below to see the contents


    PARKING IN ASDA CAR PARK  -  VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Please click ►
    to read the latest Car Park regulations in force from the end of July 2018

    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
     


    "THE CATHOLIC CHURCH"
    Excerpts of an article written by a non-Catholic, Sam Miller,
    a prominent Cleveland (USA) Jewish businessman

      to read this informative article
     

    Click a link below to contact us by telephone, letter or e-mail:

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    USEFUL LINKS AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS
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    Archdiocese of Birmingham Website

    English Martyrs (Rowley Regis)

    Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury (Dudley)

    Our Lady & All Saints (Stourbridge)

    Our Lady and St Hubert (Warley)

    Our Lady and St Kenelm (Halesowen)

    Our Lady of Lourdes (Cradley Heath)

    Our Lady of Lourdes (Kingswinford)

    St Chad and All Saints (Sedgley)

    St Francis Xavier (Oldbury)

    St Mary (Brierley Hill)

    St Peter and the English Martyrs (Lower Gornal)

    The Sacred Heart and Holy Souls (Tipton)

    Dudley Catholic Deanery

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    Rugby Catholic Deanery

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    Adult Education (Maryvale Institute): 0121 360 8118

    St Chad's Cathedral: 0121 236 2251

    Communications, press and website: 0121 230 6286

    Finance: 0121 230 6216

    Marriage Tribunal: 0121 230 6227

    Property: 0121 230 6221

    Safeguarding: 0121 230 6240

    Schools and Colleges (Diocese Education Service): 01675 464755

    Vicar General: 0121 230 6237

    Vocations: 0121 321 5142

    Weddings (Office for Marriage): 0121 230 6242

    Youth Services: 01538 703 224

     

       
       

     

     

     

     

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