From Monday 6 January there will be a change in weekday Mass times. Along with 10 am Mass, there will now be a 7.30 am Mass on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fri-days in the church. On Wednesdays and Saturdays there will be 8.15 am Mass at St Peter Claver Convent. The new 7.30 am Mass is open to all of course, but hopefully it will particularly appeal to those who work in London (and locally) and who would like the opportunity to attend Mass before their working day begins.
Mass should always take place in the parish church, unless there is a real pastoral need to celebrate it elsewhere in the parish; I have discussed these changes with Bishop Pat Lynch and he is in agreement with them. I have also consulted with members of the clergy team and discussed it with Sister Reena at the Claver Convent.
I see this as a positive change to our spiritual journeys and would like to reassure everyone that alongside our schools and the Salesian Sisters, the Sisters of St Peter Claver are very much an important part of this parish. In the New Year the clergy will be engaging with representatives from all these communities to see how we can more effectively serve and support our parishioners, pastorally and spiritually, especially those who are most vulnerable.
I do hope you will join me in embracing this change and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible bright and early on weekday mornings.