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The Churches of St Austin's, Wakefield, Est. 1828 & English Martyrs, Wakefield, Est. 1932

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Churches to reopen for private prayer: HELP NEEDED

Catholic churches in England will be allowed to re-open for private prayer from Monday 15th June 2020. Guidance on the opening of churches has been issued and will have to be fully observed. Not every church will open on the 15th June, and even after that date, opening arrangements may have to be limited for practical reasons, as strict social distancing measures will remain in place. In order that we can open a church a list of volunteer stewards is required. One of the measures being introduced is to have two 'stewards' on duty when the church is open. Volunteers are needed as soon as possible-though they have to be under the age of 70 and also not shielding.  

If you wish to volunteer please contact Monsignor Smith  by email at priest@catholicchurchwakefield.co.uk OR Bernard Martin: berneboy60@gmail.com OR through this website