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Welcome to our website and blog.
During this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, let's keep in touch and up-to-date with current advice and information on how to keep well ourselves and look after those in isolation and in need of help.
If you would like to post some information or a message on the parish blog, please email: office@littleflower.co.uk


Churches Together in Beaconsfield

 

Message from:      Hazel Chow

 

                                Beaconsfield Town Centre Chaplain           

 

March 21st 2020

 

 

To all the shops and businesses in Beaconsfield

I am part of the staff team at St Michael’s Church, Warwick Road in the Church of England team of churches with St Mary’s in the Old Town and St Thomas’s, Holtspur.  For a number of years I have taken on the voluntary role of Town Centre Chaplain for all the churches in Beaconsfield.

 

On their behalf I am writing to say that we know that this is a really difficult time for you, individually and particularly as businesses.  You are in all our thoughts and prayers. 

 

Social distancing and isolation means that I am unable to get round and speak to each of you personally but if anyone would like a listening ear you can ring me on 07968 078698.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Hazel Chow

Beaconsfield Town and Workplace Chaplain


Spiritual Communion

An online link with prayers and guidance on how to make a Spiritual Communion when we can't celebrate Mass:

https://www.ctsbooks.org/if-you-cant-get-to-mass-making-a-spiritual-communion/


Heaven's Road Catholic Online Radio

Heaven’s Road Catholic Online Radio www.heavensroadfm.com is an online UK radio broadcasting over 250 live Masses a week and features like prayers, interviews and music to appeal to a Catholic audience. This UK Catholic Online Radio broadcasts over 250 live Masses each week at: www.heavensroadfm.com/live-masses. It's an excellent Catholic radio broadcasting 24/7 from St John's Seminary, Guildford and has traditional prayers, including Rosary, Angelus and prayers for the sick, plus lots of feature programmes and music, and links to podcasts etc. Follow on Facebook or Twitter.


Helping in the community

A volunteer scheme will be launched soon within the Parish of Bourne End & Wooburn, in partnership with Wye Valley Volunteers. The aim of the scheme is to make contact (whilst observing safe practice) with those who are in isolation and may need help with shopping, prescription collection, a dog walked or just a phone call once a week to keep in touch and boost morale during this period of social isolation. Volunteers (the number will depend on the length of the street or road) will be allocated a "patch" of houses or a street, so that there is a known contact/s who is offering help to those that need it. 

The Cookham scheme is starting on Monday from Elizabeth House Day Centre, but our local one is taking a bit longer as we have 15,000 households in the Parish not 3,000!  If you are interested in helping in any way, OR you know someone that you think might need help and would not be on the radar of the surgeries or other agency, please email Miriam Blazey at: miriamblazeywbepc@gmail.com. Thank you.

 

 


Statement from Catholic Bishops of England & Wales

Parishes of St Teresa's and St Dunstan's - Staying in touch

As this period of self-isolation and restricted social contact begins, it will be important to safeguard our own health and well-being but to also remember those who will be struggling during this time. Whilst we are unable to celebrate Mass together, let's use the parish blog to stay in touch with each other and reach out if we feel lonely or in need of help in any way. We can post ideas on how to make the best of the situation: how we can still pray together, tips on keeping fit and healthy - both mentally and physically, ideas on crafts and activities, suggestions on how and where to find food and supplies... I am sure we can all be very creative!


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