This page details the latest information and guidance for the parishes during the Covid-19 pandemic.
National Lockdown - Public liturgy is permitted during the current lockdown, within restrictions and with Track & Trace. Please would all parishioners use the QR code when attending Mass. Alternatively, write your name and contact number on a slip of paper (at home) and drop into the box provided at the back of church. These will be kept for 21 days, and then destroyed.
Masses will continue to be streamed from both parishes.
Rosary and Morning Prayer 30 minutes before each weekday Mass the Rosary is prayed along with Morning Prayer.
Personal Prayer St John’s Church is open for individual prayer on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm St Joseph’s Church is open from 10.00am-11.00am on Wednesday mornings.
Hands, Face, Space The social distance of 1m plus must be observed in church at all times. Masks must be worn, covering both mouth and nose; please sanitise your hands on entry and exit of church.
If you, or anyone in your household have any of the symptoms of Covid-19, no matter how slight, you should not enter Church. Symptoms include: a high temperature; new, continuous cough; loss or change to your sense of taste or smell.
Please follow the signage in Church and the instructions of the stewards.
The current lockdown is having a significant impact on the financial income of some people and businesses. The same is true for our parishes here in Banbury.
Thank you to those who donate to our parishes by standing order. This is an easy way to donate and you can sign up too. Please click below for a standing order form, ensuring you select the parish you wish to make your donation. If you are a UK tax payer please tick the gift aid box as this enables the parish to claim an extra 25% of your donation from HMRC.
You can also make a one off donation. To do so please click one of the buttons below. There are separate buttons to ensure your donation goes to the parish you wish. Thank you for supporting your parishes.