New Parish Priest
Please see the attached letter from Bishop Patrick who has asked Fr Paul Newman at Our Lady & St Edward's, Nottingham to take up an appointment as Parish Priest of Our Lady Of Good Counsel, Eastwood. Fr Paul will continue to have responsibility for Vocations and the House of Discernment in the coming year, but will gradually hand over responsibility to a successor. Fr Paul will live in Eastwood, spend some time each week at the House of Discernment and will also take over as Chaplain to the Briars.
We welcome Fr Paul to Our Lady of Good Counsel as our new Parish Priest.
Services in church
Following the suspension of all public worship in Catholic churches to support the country, civil and NHS authorities in keeping people safe, and managing the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Government advice is that everyone should stay at home and only leave home for the reasons outlined in the guidance.
This means Our Lady of Good Counsel Church is closed until further notice.
All parish Masses, prayer groups, meetings and activities are suspended. Further information will be posted on the parish website and social media as and when it becomes available. Catholics are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for the duration of these measures, however, the bishops are encouraging people to watch live-streaming of Mass and make a spiritual communion.
Please let others know who may not have access to social media or the website.
Sadly our Parish Priest Cannon John Berry, went to the Lord on Wednesday 25th March 2020. Once life returns to normal, a Mass will be held to celebrate the life of our Parish Priest who will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.
If you require a Priest or need to arrange a funeral or have any enquiry relating to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, please contact Fr Philipp Ziomek, Parish Priest, Church of the Good Shepherd.
Tel: 0115 926 8288