Please note: Public weekday Masses will resume on 8 July at 9:15 am while Sunday public Masses will return with the Vigil Mass on 11 July. Places will be limited because of social distancing. For weekday Mass, just turn up, but for Sunday Masses (including the Saturday Vigil Mass), you will need to reserve a place.
|Saturday||Sunday Vigil Mass||6:00 pm||St Teresa's Church|
|Sunday||Sunday Mass||8:30 am||St Teresa's Church|
|Sunday||Sunday Mass||10:00 am||St Teresa's Church|
|Sunday||Sunday Mass||12:00 noon||St Teresa's Church|
For weekday Masses, you do not have to book – you can just turn up. If more than 48 people come, we will follow a first-come-first-serve policy.
|Monday||Mass||9:15 am||St Teresa's Church|
|Tuesday||Mass||9:15 am||St Teresa's Church|
|Wednesday||Mass||9:15 am||St Teresa's Church|
|Thursday||Mass||9:15 am||St Teresa's Church|
|Friday||Mass||9:15 am||St Teresa's Church|
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
On most Sundays during term time at the 10:00 am Mass at St Teresa’s at the noon Mass at Ss John Fisher and Thomas More, we invite our young children to hear and reflect on the Scriptures at a level they can understand. After the initial prayers, the celebrant invites pre-First Holy Communion children to gather at the foot of the altar. He blesses them and sends them from the church with their leaders.
During Children’s Liturgy of the Word, all elements of the Mass are included: the Gospel reading, the psalm, a reflection, the Creed, and an intercessory prayer. When children are older and remain in church, the action will be familiar.
Parents are welcome to accompany children who may not be comfortable coming alone at first. Leaders read the Scriptures, lead prayers, and engage with the children in a reflection.
Volunteers of all ages, from teens to mature adults, are welcome to join the Children’s Liturgy Team.
Holy Days of Obligation
Please note that for Holy Days of Obligation, we normally have three Masses during the day: 7:00 am (St Teresa’s), 9:15 am (St Teresa’s) and 7:30 pm (Ss John Fisher and Thomas More). The Holy Days in England and Wales are:
- Epiphany of the Lord (6 January*)
- Ascension of the Lord (Thursday after 6th Sunday of Easter: i.e., 21 May 2020 | 13 May 2021 | 26 May 2022)
- St Peter and St Paul (29 June*)
- Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August*)
- All Saints (1 November*)
- Christmas Day (25 December)
* According to a decision of the Bishops’ Conference (1984) Holy Days which fall on Saturday or Monday are transferred to the Sunday.
Confessions take place every Saturday at 5:00 – 5:40 pm at St Teresa’s Church. Confessions also available on request.