Information and Action during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Please see attached ‘guidance for churches’ – January 2022.  Those attending an act of worship may continue to wear a face covering (both nose and mouth) whilst in the church building. There is no need for formal social distancing in church buildings, although those present should be sensitive to the needs of others around them.

Guidance for Churches January 2022


For the last 18 months we have all worked so hard to keep everyone ‘safe’ in our Church.  Please continue with our well-established good practices.  Thank You. 

The church will remain closed during the day for the foreseeable future. It is only open for Masses.

Updates on this page when we are advised we can reopen during the day.



Youth Service – COVID 19 

Young people from across our diocese have shared their thoughts and reflections on COVID 19. Many of us have been through a challenging time but there are good things that have happened such as experiencing quality family time. Our young people have linked their experiences with stories from the bible and some have thought about Saints lives, relating the things they did with some of the Saints. To see our youth service please go to: https://youtube/ekDqdB3_YG8 If you would like to take part in the next Youth Service please contact Bless Youth Ministry in our Diocese.

Celebrate Back to basics the forthcoming series of online Zoom evenings organised by the South West Celebrate team.




Online individually guided retreats: The Plymouth Diocesan Ignatian Spirituality Group is offering online individually guided retreats for three, five or six days. Members of the Ignatian Spirituality Group are experienced guides, who have received training in relation to Ignatian spirituality and include priests, deacons or lay people. Dates can be arranged to suit individuals.

For further information, please contact the Diocesan  Ignatian Spirituality Group or telephone: 01752 769164 or 07823447637.  

In these uncertain and challenging times, many have rediscovered the delights of the created world, are turning to meditative practices, even finding solace in prayer. Others may feel the need to explore, make sense and reflect on the presence of God in their everyday lives, especially during difficult or painful moments experienced recently.

Return_from_Exile :  A reflection by Bishop Mark following the announcement of the resumption
of Public Masses

Caritas Plymouth :  Engaging with People who are Homeless : Homelessness-advice



A suitable prayer to help you make a ‘spiritual communion’:

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.


Daily Mass will be streamed at 11am from Plymouth Cathedral, available from the Plymouth Cathedral website. This is the one place where we can join together each day as a Diocesan family individually make our own act of spiritual communion. In addition, every afternoon at 4:30pm there will be a time of prayer before the blessed sacrament again available online.

Both the Mass and the Evening Prayer will remain available to view at a later time.



Catholic Diocesan Newspapers: these can be seen online during this period:,


Children’s Liturgy:

The Children’s Liturgy catechists sometimes use the sites below to help with planning a Sunday Children’s Liturgy.

You might find them useful to wok through with your children.

The CAFOD site also has sheets to download to keep little people busy!


Christian focused resources for families:-

Resources to use with children during school closures