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

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Closure of Churches

We have received an instruction from His Lordship the Bishop in the light of the Prime Minister's announcement of yesterday evening.  The Bishop, with the greatest regret and sorrow, has instructed that all churches must be closed with immediate effect.  The hope is that this will discourage people from leaving their homes in this time of national emergency.  The Mass will, of course, continue to be offered daily for you, by both Monsignor Smith and Fr Willis.  Let us all pray that these measures will be of the shortest duration possible.  Messages and prayers will continue to be released on this website and on Facebook. Please do make use of it as a means of keeping in touch with the life of the parish.