Sunday, 27 December 2015

Emergency Work in Church 
- Temporary Closure of the Church -

On the 15th December, following emergency repairs to a leak in the central heating piping in the loft space of the Church, three further leaks appeared. These leaks have caused damage to the ceiling and carpets in three places.  As a result of the damage to the ceiling there is a danger that parts of the ceiling may collapse. This has caused the temporary closure of the Church for a few weeks. 

Driers were installed in Church on Saturday the 19th December and will operate throughout the Christmas period. The old central heating piping in the Church loft is being capped off. The new piping will run below the ceiling. The work by the heating engineers will commence on Monday 4th January, 2016 and is scheduled to take a week to ten days. The drying-out should be completed by the 29th December when an assessment will be made as to the extent of the repairs to/replacement of aisle carpets, the ceiling and the organ. Some redecoration will also be necessary. 

These are fairly major works that are being undertaken and we are moving as quickly as possible to restore the Church to use.  However if the ceiling cannot be repaired and sections require replacing and redecorating this will have to follow the piping work scheduled to be completed early in January.  Similarly, if the aisle carpets are to be replaced that will extend the closure a little longer. We will update you further on progress in the bulletin on the 10th January.

In the meantime, as a result of the temporary closure of the Church, the only Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes until the 16th January  2016 will be in the School Hall on the following dates:-
Sunday, 27th December 2015
Sunday 3rd January 2015
Sunday 10th January 2015

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to all families and parishioners.

Mike Box, Chair, Finance & Management Committee


Friday, 18 December 2015

IMPORTANT -  CHANGE IN CHRISTMAS MASSES

Emergency work in Church

As a result of leaking central heating pipes in the church loft and the damage and collapse of sections of the ceiling, the Church cannot be used for a number of weeks.  At least until 9th January 2016 , there will be no Masses in Church and the only Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes will be as follows in the School Hall:-

 Sunday 20th December
9am Mass in the School Hall,
3pm SVP Mass for the Sick in The Mazenod Centre
6pm Mass in the School Hall

Christmas Eve Thursday 24th December
4pm Children's Mass in the School Hall
 There will be no Carol Service at 3.30pm

THERE IS VERY LIMITED SPACE AND SEATING IN THE SCHOOL HALL
AND THE NUMBER OF PERSONS WHO ARE ABLE TO ATTEND MASS 
WILL BE RESTRICTED.
THERE  WILL  BE  NO  MIDNIGHT  MASS.

Christmas Day Friday 25th December
9am Mass in the School Hall

Sunday 27th December
9am Mass in the School Hall
 6pm Mass in the School Hall

Sunday 3rd January 2016
9am in the School Hall
6pm in the School Hall

ALL Weekday Masses and Word & Communion Services
are cancelled until 9th January 2016
We apologise for any inconvenience caused to all families and parishioners.



Friday, 11 December 2015

Christmas Mass Times & Services 2015

Christmas Eve

4.00pm Family Christmas Mass
in the school hall


Christmas Day
9.00am Christmas Day Mass 
in the school hall