Annual Pilgrimage Mass of St Edmund Arrowsmith

Holy Hand Mass This year’s Pilgrimage Mass to the Holy Hand of St. Edmund Arrowsmith will take place at 3.00pm on Sunday 29th August. Please note that there will be no 11.00am mass at St. Oswald’s on that day. Refreshments will be served in the Canons Hall after Mass.
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Our church is  open for public mass celebration at the usual times (see latest newsletter for up to date details), and private prayer and devotion to The Blessed Sacrament each Weekday, Monday-Friday from 10am to Midday, and Saturdays following 9.30am mass until 12.00 (with the exception of the first Saturday in each month)

Visitors are asked to wear facemasks whilst in church, and to use to hand sanitisers provided when entering church.

Fr John is now taking bookings for weddings and baptisms. He can be contacted in the sacristy at the end of Sunday mass.

For well over 100 years now, St Oswald’s has also been a place of pilgrimage for the relic of St Edmund Arrowsmith’s Holy Hand-Saint and Martyr. The Holy Hand is present on the altar at each mass, and is used in the blessing at the end of mass.

We welcome visitors and also pilgrimage groups by appointment.

We hope you are able to join us  for private prayer and for public mass.

Father John Gorman

August 2021

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