A WELCOME FROM THE PARISH PRIEST
Welcome to the website for Saint John of Beverley Parish, in Beverley.
See Bulletin for details.
The Parish of Sacred Heart, Hornsea and Most Holy Sacrament, Marton is also served from here.
Canon David Grant
13th week in Ordinary Time
Attention children's liturgists or simply parents with primary age children! The Canon has sent a link from a primary teacher in Scotland who has been posting 10-minute children's liturgies online. Although we are just about to be able to worship publicly now, she intends to continue with these videos for some weeks. Her FaceBook page is called 'Children's Liturgy during Lockdown', and she has uploaded her liturgies to You Tube. I've just listened to the one for last Sunday - the Feast of Ss Peter and Paul and it is lovely. Anyway please use it as you see fit.
02 July 2020
Further note from the Diocese re: Mass Protocol - the Bishop has digested the key points in this letter and has given a link to the Government website guidance. 30 June 2020
Andrew Proctor would deeply like to thank those who have sent him emails and prayers of support. 30 Jun 2020
New note from the Canon, 30 June 2020:
Please note. Once the celebration of Mass resumes in our Churches the special times for private prayer will cease. In Hornsea the church was only open when a Mass or Service was taking place whereas in Beverley the church was usually open every day. Hopefully if and when things return to where they were before the pandemic St John's church will open again outside of Mass times.
We still need at least two volunteers to act as marshalls at every Mass so your help with this would be much appreciated – please contact Canon Grant.
ALSO I would like to highlight the point in the Bishop’s letter that members of the congregation should use facemasks when attending Mass.
From 4th July, our churches will be able to open for Mass on Sundays and during the week. See latest newsletter from the Canon, 27th June 2020.
In his message, the Canon asks us to read and consider the recommendations in the Guidance for Celebrating Mass from Bp Terry. 27th June 2020
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Mission Today is available online! Please visit the website here to download your copy of the magazine. 27th June 2020
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Special letter from Bp Terry, about the future ability of our churches to open for public prayer - we still need to be patient! 26th Jun 2020
Special Pastoral Letter from the Metropolitan Archbishops of England. 26th Jun 2020
Opening times for our churches, for private prayer:
Sacred Heart Church in Hornsea:
Each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 12 noon - 2pm.
St John's, Beverley:
SUNDAY 28th 11.00 - 12.00
MONDAY 29th 2.00pm - 3.00pm
WEDS 1st 2.30 - 3.30pm
THURS 2nd 10.30 - Noon
FRI 3rd 2.00pm - 3.00pm
No volunteers for Tues & Sat!
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Beverley Churches Together are holding a series of four special meetings on Zoom to give us a chance to meet together to worship together and to pray for our town and the nation at this time of crisis. The meetings will be at 5.30pm on Tuesdays starting June 16th until and including 7th July. Each meeting will be led by a different minister in the town and will last for approximately 30 minutes.
To access the meetings, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82295811237 or open the Zoom app on your tablet or smart phone or visit Zoom.com on a computer, and enter the meeting ID 822 9581 1237. The meeting can also be accessed by phone for the price of a local call by dialling 0131 460 1196 or
0203 051 2874 and entering the meeting ID when prompted.
Thank you to those who have offered to act as stewards in order that our churches may re-open for private prayer. For your information, this is the safeguarding guidance from the Diocese. 11th June 2020.
Two further messages from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, concerning: Guidance for reopening churches and, for your general info, Guidance for clergy visiting schools. 10 June 2020.
Warning message from the Canon to parishioners, 3rd June 2020. Please be aware of a scam which may still be circulating. It asks you to subscribe to gift cards (or money) to be given to sick priests. If you get an email like this, please delete it. Neither the Canon nor Fr Francis will ever ask for money or donations in this way.
See How to Give and Gift Aid Declaration from the Finance Committee, about giving to the Parish during these times.
Have a look at this series from Walsingham: Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. The course finished on 8th May, but all 10 sessions are still available on YouTube
Mass is streamed from at Walsingham at noon each day: http://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream
CathCom has put as many Catholic Diocesan newspapers onto the website - click here to see them.