Update – 30th November
We have now received the news that as of Wednesday 2nd December Lockdown 2.0 will come to an end and we will enter Tier 2 (with the rest of London). This is wonderful news and means we return to our usual pattern of public worship in person – as well as continuing to live-stream.
Morning Prayer & Mass at 9am, Evening Prayer at 5pm – all open to the public. Sunday Parish Mass at 10am – doors open wide!
We’ll be announcing how Tier 2 restrictions will affect Christmas services shortly. What we do know so far is that we will have:
- 3pm Christmas Eve – Crib & Christingle Service (with the Mayor of Hillingdon)
- 11:30pm Christmas Eve – Midnight Mass
- 10am Christmas Day – Christmas Day Parish Mass
We have now been directed by the government to once again suspend public worship. I wanted to write to let you know how this will affect St. Anselm and our normal pattern of prayer and worship.
From Thursday 22nd October. We’re are opening for private prayer – this will mean that I will open the church doors after Morning Prayer and Mass each day at about 10am and the church will be open for an hour. I’ll do the same after Evening Prayer at about 5:30pm.
You are very welcome to come, pray, spend time with God – to light a candle or if you need a chat with me I’m always available. If you’d like to pray the rosary a new supply is available along with single-use how-to guides (pick these up at the door as you come in).
Morning Prayer, Mass & Evening Prayer will be streamed live via our webcam page as usual. You can send prayer requests, comments or notes to us via our Contact Us page. Follow our Calendar Page to make sure you know what is happening when.
We will live stream Sunday Parish Mass from church from Sunday 8th November. The doors will be closed for people to physically be in church – but you will be able to join with us remotely. I will offer mass on your behalf and you can follow along using the CTS Mass Card – details of which can be found on the Live Stream webpage. Each week I will publish the news as usual – and as we will be joining in along at home we will be able to sing the hymns – a wonderful upside. The weekly update will include useful resources for praying at home.
Staying in touch
Since we re-opened in July so many new and wonderful people have joined our community. Over Lockdown 2.0 I will post news and useful information to you – to those who don’t have an email address this is particularly important. If you have not yet given us your details via the Sign Up page – now is the time to do that. Without these details we will not be able to stay in touch over the lockdown period and let you know when church opens again. Do this now!
The Foodbank will continue to operate on Wednesdays between midday and 2pm.
First Class Tutoring
First Class Tutoring will continue to hold education sessions for children on Friday evenings between 4pm and 6pm
Local Ward Councillor Surgeries
The local Ward Councillor Surgeries run on alternate Wednesdays have been suspended for the time being. The councillors can be contacted via their office on 01895 250 780 during office hours or via their email: