Parish of St. Mary-Bradford A Parish with two Churches


28th August 2020
Government guidance for the safe use of places of worship states that churches should assist NHS Track and Trace by
keeping a record of those who come to church. Therefore from Tuesday 1st September we will be asking people coming
to Mass (and other liturgies eg. baptisms, funerals) to provide their name and phone number. I thank you for your cooperation with this further measure to help stem the spread of Covid-19 and keep those attending our church safe. The most efficient way of collecting the information is for each person to bring to Mass a piece of paper with their name and phone number on, and at the back of church drop it into an envelope labelled with the date and time of Mass.

Please note: Only a name and phone number is needed, if a family come together, only one contact number is
needed. Anyone is free to decline to provide details and still attend Mass. Details collected will be stored securely for
21 days.

If NHS Track and Trace contacts the parish, details of those who attended the relevant Mass will be made
available to them. After 21 days details collected will be securely disposed of. If you have booked through the Eventbrite system on the parish website there is no need to give your details again. Please note, that as set out in the Government guidlines as of 8th August you will also be required to wear a face covering / mask. There are some circumstances, for health, age or equality reasons, where people are not expected to wear face coverings. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others. We would ask that you bring your own face covering as we only have a limited supply for those who may not have access to one.

The Carmelites in Britain have published a new book called ‘God in the time of COVID-19’, which is now available to order. This little book of articles and reflections is offered as a way of maintaining a connection and of nurturing the interior life. The reflections were originally written online, but many of these articles are now available in this book. There is a wide range of styles, content and approaches to suit the widest range of readers and all tastes. Writers include Deacon Hugh Parry (based in Bournemouth), and also, Fr Kevin Alban, O.Carm; Fr Brendan Grady, O.Carm; Fr Nicholas King, SJ; and many more. Parishioner of St Joseph’s Church (Christchurch), Mr Matthew Betts has edited the book.

Order your copy today online Or, you can order by sending a cheque for £4.50 (incl a donation for P&P) to our PO Box address (PO Box 289, FAVERSHAM, Kent, ME13 3BZ); or you can call 01795 539 214 and donate with a credit/debit card.
If a member of the Parish order via the online shop, they should use the code ‘1593’, they’ll receive 10% off the book and any other items.