Welcome to Holy Angels Church Catholic Parish for Ash, Ash Vale, Tongham & Normandy
and our Sister Parish Holy Family Church, Farnham
THANKS BE TO GOD
OUR CHURCHES ARE OPEN FOR MASS
Social distancing is in place. At Holy Angels we have arranged the chairs in such a way that we can seat 13 people individually, or more if there are people who are bubbles.
For Saturday and Sunday Masses it is helpful to contact the parish office to indicate your desire to attend mass to help us avoid turning people away from the door if the maximum safe number of people is reached.
Live streaming will continue to take place at all masses celebrated at Holy Angels while numbers are restricted and many people will still be shielding on our Youtube channel Holy Angels and Holy Family.
Normal Sunday Mass times resume, but masses celebrated at Holy Family will not be live streamed as there is no wifi in the church.
During this time the obligation to attend mass every Sunday remains suspended.
Like other charities, and many individuals, our income has dropped significantly during this time. If you are able to support the church financially you can contact the parish office for standing order information, or you can use the Just Giving Page which the Diocese has set up – though you need to specify which parish you are supporting or the money will not come to us but the Diocese central offices.
Please be assured of my own and Deacon John’s prayers during this difficult time.
A video overview of the Church.
Times of Mass and Devotions
|Saturday Vigil Mass||5.30pm||Holy Angels||Ash, GU12 6LU|
|Sunday Services||9:15am||Holy Family||Farnham, GU9 0LH|
|11:00am||Holy Angels||Ash, GU12 6LU|
|Weekday Services||See weekly newsletter|
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Your questions answered
Some Questions non-Catholic visitors to our website may like answers to:
Q: Can non-Catholics attend services in Catholic Churches:
A: Catholic Churches, like the churches of all major denominations, are open to all people.
Q: Will I stand out because I do not know what to do?
A: No you won’t stand out unless you sit in the front seats. Choose a place behind others and stand when they stand and sit when they sit. You may be given an order of service and a hymn book to help you follow the service when you arrive.
Q: Can I receive Holy Communion?
A: The different Christian churches have unfortunately not yet reached an agreement on intercommunion, so we do not have the authority to offer Holy Communion to non-Catholics. We are keen that visitors from other churches feel at home with us and that their sharing in worship with us is a blessing for them; at the communion time visitors are welcome to come to the altar and ask the priest for God’s blessing. At Holy Angels we encourage those in our church community to work together ecumenically with other Christians and to pray for the unity of all Christians.
Q: Will anyone at the service ask me to become a Catholic?
A: No, it is highly unlikely that anyone will. Choosing to become a Catholic when you are an adult must be a personal choice based on a significant time of reflection and prayer. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Church the easiest way to find out more is to introduce yourself to Father Robin or Deacon John and ask them to help you. Asking for information does not mean tht we will assume you have made a decision – only that you are seeking further information.
Q: If I find the form of worship at Holy Angels helpful but have no intention of becoming a Catholic can I continue attending?
A: Yes, as we said above, everyone is welcome. As a non-Catholic you can register as a ‘friend of the Church’ and join in the spiritual and social life of the parish just like anyone else. The only thing you will not be able to do is to receive Holy Communion, although you are very welcome to come to the Altar for God’s blessing.
Q: Can I ask for a prayer for a non-Catholic relative and friends?
A: Yes. It is usually helpful if you could ask for prayers a day or two before the service. You are also welcome to light a candle, which is a symbol of your prayer, for yourself or someone you care about.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask the Father Robin or Deacon John or call the Parish Secretary, Caroline, on a weekday morning. We will be very pleased to help you.
Born in Poverty
Lived only 33 Years
Spent most of his life in Obscurity
Never wrote a Book
Never had any position in Public Life
Was crucified with two thieves
Over 2000 years later…
More than 950 million people follow Him and their lives are enriched by His teaching.