Church of
Saint Thomas More

Hartley Wintney

Times of Masses

Our Mass times at St Thomas More are:

Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Catholic Community in Hartley Wintney. For news and announcements please click "News" in the menu, where you may also view the latest bulletin.

Bishop's letter

Please see this letter from Bishop Philip.


Coronavirus update

In order to be able to have our churches open for Mass, we need volunteer stewards to help with ensuring we maintain good practice such as social distancing, use of hand sanitiser, one-way entry and exit etc. If you are able to volunteer once a week and you are not on the government’s shielding list or vulnerable, or caring for a vulnerable person, please contact us via the website.

If you would like to go to church for private prayer, St Swithun’s in Firgrove Road, Yateley is currently open daily between 10am and 12 mid-day. 

We look forward to the 60th anniversary of our Parish during 2021 and we hope you will be able to join us for the celebrations.

If you wish to find out more about what is going on you may want to sign up to the E-Newsletter that you will find on the Portsmouth website:
https://www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/.

Mass can be streamed live from Portsmouth Cathedral or from various churches in the diocese, at https://www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/live-mass/.

Let us keep each other in our prayers in this time of need.

Re-opening the church - update

The church is open for Mass on Sundays at the usual time of 08:45. For the time being, there will be NO Mass on Thursday mornings.

Please see the diocesan guidelines for the re-opening of churches for public Masses which we follow.

There are some changes from usual, including reduced capacity in the church to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Mass are shorter (approx 30 minutes) as there is no singing of hymns, no Missals are used, no flowers and no votive candles. 

For those who can come to Mass, please bring a face covering/mask if you have one. Hand sanitiser and spare masks will be provided. Father Wojciech will give Holy Communion as people leave the church and hand sanitiser will be provided for use after communion. 

We operate a one-way system using the main door to enter the church and the side door to exit. 

The Sacristy can only be used by the Priest and the W.C. is not available for use.

We need to ventilate the church as much as possible using our roof windows, side windows and doors.

Readers are asked to print out their own copy of the readings and bring this with them.

Many people may feel it is still too risky to attend Mass, depending on their circumstances, and should not feel obliged to return until they deem it safe to do so. The Catholic Archbishops have confirmed that the obligation to attend Mass remains suspended for the time being.

This web page will be updated when more information is available.

Office hours

The parish office will be open to the public ONLY on Thursdays from 10am to 1pm. Please wear a face mask (ie covering nose and mouth) and sanitise your hands before coming into the office. Please remember the distancing rules. Carole will not answer the door any other times, this is for her safety and the safety of others. If you need the priest urgently please contact the parish office on 01252 872732, or knock on Father's door.