The recent government lockdown has forbidden the public celebration of Holy Mass

English Martyrs' Church, however, is open for

private prayer from 7:30am until 7:30 pm 

Sunday 7:30am until 5pm

Tuesday closed all day

Please contact our MP Kelly Tolhurst to express your disappointment about the banning of public worship. Although the vote has happened it is still good to make our rights to religion known. 

This is a draft letter:

Dear Ms Tolhurst

 

My family and I are members of English Martyrs Catholic Church in Frindsbury Rochester and it is with much sadness that we will not be able to take part in the weekly mass services when the 2nd lockdown starts later this week.

 

With this in mind we would very much like the Government to provide the evidence that shows public Church services are contributing to the increase in Covid infection.  We have ensured that our church has complied with Covid precautions since it has been able to re-open in July, Masks are worn by all adult members, social distancing is enforced with hand santisation on entry to and leaving the church and pews are sanitised after each service.  

 

During these exceptional times we feel it is extremely important that we who are practising catholics are able to continue to worship together each Sunday.   For Catholics being able to attend Holy Mass each week is an essential part of our daily living and contributes to both our physical and mental well being.  Please remember to use the power you have through your election to defend the right of religion.