Our Lady of Sorrows and Saint Philip Benizi, Fordingbridge

WELCOME – you are loved!

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rake or could afford to lose a few pounds. We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or croak like a frog. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woke up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Pope or Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been in church since little Jack’s christening. We extend a special welcome to those who are over sixty but not grown up yet and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome you if you are having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like organised religion – we’ve been there too! If you blew all your money on the horses, you’re welcome here. We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell or because your grandma is in Fordingbridge or Ringwood and wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as a kid or got lost in the local one way system and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts…………and you!

(adapted from poster in Coventry Cathedral)

Contact

15 Salisbury Road
Fordingbridge
SP6 1EG
01425 653131
Email usParish Priest:
Canon Paul Townsend

Public Mass Times

Sunday December 6th at 9am In Our Lady of Sorrows Church and Hall

Tuesday December 8th at 10am in Our Lady of Sorrows Hall

Thursday December 10th at 10am in Our Lady of Sorrows Church

Please bring your own mask .  Numbers are limited with in the church and all government guidance must be followed.  Stewards will be present to assist.

 

Vocations Prayer Newsletter December 2020

Please bring your own mask .  Numbers are limited with in the church and all government guidance must be followed.  Stewards will be present to assist.

Corona Risk Assessment for Churches

Re-Opening Guidelines from the Diocese

Track and Trace Data Card

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Usual Mass times when suspension is lifted

Sunday MassesWeekday Masses/ServicesHoly Days' Mass
6.00pm (Saturday Vigil)
9.00am (Sunday)
Tuesday: 10am*
Thursday:10am* Preceded by the Novena at 9.30am
Subject to change

* Subject to alteration. Please check the Newsletter for the following weeks mass times

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Children’s Liturgy resources on our joint Parishes site

Forty Days and Forty Nights Number 10

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Finance Fact Sheet January 2020

Finance Fact Sheet March 2020

Finance Fact Sheet September 2020

 

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