St. Alban the Martyr

Covid-19 and St Alban's Church

Currently the church is open on Sundays for a socially distanced Mass that starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. When possible the service is also available live on Zoom and later as a recording on YouTube.

When attending the service:

By following all these rules we will minimise the risk of cross infection with Covid-19 while in the church.

For the present the Thursday and Saturday morning services remain suspended.


Please continue to protect others and yourself by:

A Prayer for the Covid-19 Pandemic, from the Church of England:

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Act of Spiritual Communion

If circumstances make the bodily reception of Communion impossible, some may wish to use a prayer of Spiritual Communion such as the following prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori:

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

Further prayers from the Church of England for the Viral Pandemic here.