Parish Priest :
Canon Mark Hackeson

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Mass Times


5:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass:

(Methodist Church, 57 High St, Watton, IP25 6EJ)

Sunday - 8:30 am,

Holy Days:


10:00 am, 7:00 pm

Daily Mass:

As announced in the weekly Newsletter.

Saturday Morning Mass, 9:15 am 

(Except 1st Saturday of the month)


Exposition and Benediction:


Saturday, after Mass,

9:45 am -10:15 am


Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)


Saturday, after Exposition & Benediction, 10:15 am -10:45 am and by appointment.


The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales


The timing and the manner of the opening of churches touches profound sensitivities and spiritual needs. The Government’s document and statements fail to recognise this.


The Government’s position, established today, includes these steps aimed at opening churches as soon as possible:


+ The establishment of a task force for places of worship, to work closely with ‘stakeholders’ in ensuring that premises are COVID-19 secure;

+ And heeding the experience of other countries in which churches are already open for worship.


In dialogue with the Government, the Catholic Church will continue its engagement in this process and has already submitted a detailed plan, in full accordance with public health guidelines, for churches to be opened for private    prayer.


The Church is ready to play its full part in the task force, understanding that this includes the possible earlier use of churches for private prayer, as a first safe step towards their use for public worship.



In our own Diocese, arrangements are being made for the provision of all that will be necessary when our churches are allowed to open again for private prayer and later for public Liturgy.  This includes hand gel (65% alcohol), cleaning and sanitising materials, face masks etc. The costs will be recovered from parishes when the items are distributed.


Guidance and instructions will be given as to the manner in which Church buildings should be open and visited, and, in due time, to the manner in which we can safely gather for worship together.


Please pray for our Bishops as they negotiate with the Government and for a safe and positive response.




The Parish of Our Lady of Pity

Parish Priest: Canon Mark Hackeson
The Presbytery
31 Station St
Swaffham PE37 7HP

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