Canon Gwenaël Cristofoli, Canon Tanner and Canon Post are priests of ICKSP at Saint Walburge's and Saint Thomas of Canturbery and the English Martyrs Shrines Churches at Preston. Diocese of Lancaster. A warm welcome! You will find here news, thoughts and pictures of these two magnificent and landmarks churches of Preston Lancashire.
We are delighted to announce that public Mass will resume at St Walburge’s and English Martyrs’ from Sunday 5th July, following the permission that has been granted by the civil and ecclesiastical authorities. The schedule will be:
Sundays: 9 am: Low Mass (EM) 10.30 am: Low Mass (SW) 6.30 pm: Low Mass (SW)
Weekdays: 8.30 am: Low Mass (SW) 12 noon: Low Mass (EM)
Your priests are available to hear confessions at call.
Dear friends of the Shrines of Saint Walburge’s and Saint Thomas of Cantorbery and the English Martyrs,
Our church of Saint Walburge’s at Preston is due to reopen for private prayer on Tuesday the 16th June from 3pm to 5pm daily. We are looking forward to opening our doors to visitors once again, but we need enough volunteers to help on a rota basis.
Volunteer stewards are required to welcome visitors and to ensure that they comply with diocesan social distancing and safety guidelines.
All stewards need to be under seventy years of age and free from any health issues that could compromise their personal safety.
Stewards will need to wear disposable face masks and gloves whilst on duty in church, these will be provided.
They will need to ensure that all visitors use hand sanitiser on entry and exit from the church.
No more than ten visitors are allowed to be in church at a time. The maximum length of time for a visit is fifteen minutes. Visitors must adhere to the two metre social distancing guideline during their visit.
Toilet and hand washing facilities will be available for stewards only. If you feel able to volunteer and can spare an hour to two every week please get in touch and let us know the time/ day that is most convenient for you to enable us to add you to our Volunteer Rota.
Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated.
If you wish to sign up, please contact canon Cristofoli: firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
May God bless you all, your Canons are praying for you, especially during this month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.