Welcome to our Parish

A very warm welcome to the web site of The Parish of St Cuthbert, Egham, incorporating the Catholic churches of Our Lady of the Assumption, Englefield Green (EG) and St John of Rochester, Egham Hythe (EH). Our Parish Priest is Canon Chris Spain and his contact details can be found here.

Happy Birthday St Cuthbert’s!

The 8th/9th August is St Cuthbert’s 75th anniversary weekend and we ask that you keep the school in your prayers at this time.

Mary Reynolds, a former Headteacher, has shared her thoughts and recollections about the school here.

New Weekend Mass Times

With effect from August the weekend mass times will be as follows:

  • 6pm Saturday (Vigil Mass)
  • 10am Sunday (Mass)

Please note: Both masses will be celebrated at St John of Rochester.

Pastoral Message from Bishop Richard

As parishes in the Diocese begin to move towards the restoration of  “collective worship” , Bishop Richard has written the following Pastoral Letter.

Eventual Opening of St John of Rochester

Fr Chris has written a letter to the parish about the eventual opening of St John of Rochester Church for prayer. Please read the letter and consider volunteering (if you are able). A questionnaire accompanies the letter. Fr Chris expresses grateful thanks to all those assisting with the foundation stages.

Fr Chris’s letter can be found here.

The questionnaire can be found here. Volunteers can fill in the document electronically and return via email to parishofegham@yahoo.co.uk. Alternately the questionnaire can be printer out, filled in by hand and returned to the Parish Office.

Update from the Parish Finance Committee

The finance team have issued an update about all the recent activity on the parish renovation project together with a few other items. The document is available here.

Online Religious Resources

Canon Chris has collated a list of Religious Resources which can be accessed online. The document is available here.

Live Streaming of Parish Services 

We have set up a facility to stream services live from the Presbytery. It uses a Facebook page which has been created for St Cuthbert, Egham parish. The schedule of services and details of how to access the Facebook page can be found here.

A letter from the President and Vice-President on behalf of all the Bishops of the Conference

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, having consulted the Ordinaries of the Dioceses, has agreed that the cessation of public liturgies should begin from Friday evening 20th March 2020. Because of the situation the Church finds herself in, the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation is removed, until further notice.

A letter from the President & Vice-President of the Bishop’s Conference explaining the situation can be found here.

The full text of the Liturgical Advice provided by the Bishop’s Conference can be found here.

Coronavirus – Pastoral Care

If you know of anyone who is having to self-isolate or is particularly vulnerable or afraid, you (and we) have a duty to respond to their needs in an appropriate way – particularly by phone.

The Church Services website provides a Mass constantly (live online) throughout the day, including a number from our diocese. For those who do not feel they can get to Mass this can provide great comfort and consolation. Other devotions are aired too!

 

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