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Year of the Word

Parish Newsletter

Newsletter for Sunday 18 October 2020

Remembrance candles details(Please quote product number next to candle on orders)

Sheets for Mass Intentions for November [Holy Souls]

We hope that you will find the site a useful resource containing information on all aspects of our parish life and community and we welcome views. Check out our Weekly News page to find out what's happening in the parish. We encourage you to provide us with your own ideas so that we can be certain that we're meeting the needs of the community.

We love to welcome new parishioners into our Church, and hope that you would make yourself known to us if attending Mass at St. Erconwald’s Church




The Passage


St. Laurence’s Larder


Caritas Westminster


The Passage : Home for Good

Following homeless people being placed into emergency accommodation du ring the pandemic, The Passage in conjunction with Caritas Westminster are looking for volunteers in Brent to befriend and help homeless people being resettled by them in the borough.  Information about the scheme in terms of a description of the role and what it offers to the homeless from their perspective are here

For further readings and meditations see


See also the Jesuits'

Sacred Space Daily Prayer Site


to the website of


Parish Priest: Fr Anthony Psaila


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112 Carlton Avenue East, Middlesex HA9 8NB

Tel.: 020 8904 6031

Email: wembley3@rcdow.org.uk

Streaming: https://www.churchservices.tv/wembley3

Booking to attend Mass: https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/wembleyprestonroad/events

Church limited opening: see below

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for October 2020

Pope’s Prayer Intention:

Prayer intention for evangelisation - The Laity’s Mission in the Church

We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church

Go to Pope’s Worldwide Network of Prayer website


Mass will be at 9.30am Monday to Friday [except Thursday], Saturday 05.30pm and Sunday10.00am.

Public Mass Sunday, Tuesday Friday: All Masses livestreamed::



We always appreciated donations especially at this time. If you feel able to support us , you may do so by using the following links Please visit:https:// parish.rcdow.org.uk/wembleyprestonroad/donate/.

You can also donate through Virgin Money Giving by visiting their website.


If you would like a Mass offered for a specific intention please book this via email to: wembley3@rcdow.org.uk giving the name for whom Mass is intended; reason [RIP, Intention, other]; Name of person requesting and contact number. Mass offerings can be made through: Virgin Money Giving by visiting https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/wembleyprestonroad/donate/ [suggested donation £10.00] or leave in an envelope in the internal post box when the Church reopens. We are booked up to the beginning of August.


a message from Fr Anthony

Welcome home, but please continue to keep safe! Those shielding, or if you display “cold or flu like symptoms or have a loss of taste or smell” you should not attend Church.

Stewards & Cleaners: we cannot operate without these: Please would those aged between 20 - 65 male or female and not in any of the vulnerable categories volunteer for these roles. We need people to assist at the two weekday Masses and at the Sunday Mass, including cleaning the church afterwards. Please contact the Parish through email wembley3@rcdow.org.uk or phone on 020 8904 6031 [press option 2 when prompted], leaving your contact details ASAP

Live Streaming of Mass: will continue for those who cannot attend Mass

Arrangements at Church

Capacity of the Church: Maximum capacity of 33 parishioners at one time, but this can rise to 56 by utilizing designated “household” or “couples” pews. - Social distancing of 2 meters applies in church, and the areas surrounding the building. Please adhere to the yellow markings in the Church grounds and the One way system in the Church. Enter by the main doors on Carlton Avenue East. Exit by the back door via the Car park. - No gloves allowed. - Opening and closing: the church will open 20 minutes before weekday and Sunday Masses, and will be closed 5 minutes after the end of Mass. - Once Mass has started there will be no further admittance. Doors will remain open for ventilation.

Hand sanitisers: Use those provided or your own as you enter and leave. – Toilets, “Crying Room” and Baby Changing Facilities are all closed. - Holy Water stoups will continue to be dry, but small bottles are available [on request to take home]. - No hymnbooks, Mass books and other material not meant for single use.

Parish stewards are here to help and direct you to your place. Be polite to them. They can ask you to leave the church if you do not comply with present government and diocesan regulations. - Face covering not obligatory but recommended by NHS. - Donations and Collection money: Please bring your collection money in an envelope and place in the box as you enter or leave. Please no coinage at this time.

Moving around: Please do not move from one place to another in Church. Only touch what is necessary. No touching of statues or images please. Please read candle notice.

Newsletters and other documents: Take a copy of the Newsletter as you leave along with any other documents being distributed. Having touched any piece of paper do not put it back but take it with you. We have a “leave no trace” policy.

Booking to come to Mass:

Apply using the ticketing system link: https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/wembleyprestonroad/events/ to reserve a place for you or places for your household: if no internet available: call the parish office directly on 020 8904 6031 [press option 2] and leave details [full name, telephone number, number of places required – please state if booking for individual, couple or house-hold], and we will call you back to confirm the booking

Helping others to attend: If you can come to Mass on weekdays, please be generous and refrain from coming to Sunday Mass so that those who are busy during the week can attend Mass too, as there is no obligation to attend Mass at present.

Download full copy of Coming to Mass at St Erconwald’s Guidance


In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and the guidance from the Bishops Conference the Church is only open for limited purposes. Fr Anthony will continue to say private Mass, with the Intentions indicated in the weekly newsletter and all are invited to join spiritually, watching its live streaming; following its prayers at home; making an act of spiritual communion. We are also encouraged to care for each other by being attentive to the needs of our neighbour, especially the elderly and vulnerable; contributing to our local food banks; volunteering for charitable initiatives and organisations; simply keeping in touch by all the means open to us.

For further information and resources please see

Prayer during the Coronavirus pandemic

Diocesan Facebook page with video messages from the Cardinal including message re Thursday Mass for carers

List of churches where Mass can be watched online and other useful links

“No one is alone!” a leaflet for when Mass cannot be celebrated publicly

St Erconwald Parish Guidance for Coming to Mass as at 15 August 2020

List of prayers and online resources on Diocesan website

Diocesan newspapers online

The Westminster Record Current and Past Editions


Until further notice the Wembley Dementia Carers Support group and the Preston Community Library - The memory Lounge, have been suspended.

For further information contact Frank on 078 6790 3917 (email frankj.arrojo@gmail.com).


Celebrate Family Fast Day and following coronavirus donate to support CAFOD in helping the poorest  and most vulnerable people in the world to survive, rebuild and heal. Please pray for all those affected and donate online at www.cafod.org.uk/give or by using one of the envelopes which you can collect coming into Church and leave in the collection box as you leave. You can also donate by text – see details www.cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Parish-fundraising/Text-Giving-FAQs


Rosary and Benediction after Mass on Mondays and Wednesdays and live-streamed private meditative Rosary and Benediction on the Fridays at 7.00pm. Leaflet of Rosary meditations downloadable here