“Hopefully, we will be able to hold the festival as normal, next May, in what will be Writers’ Week’s 51st year,” says Fr Gaughan.
Why have churches not been allowed to open for private prayer, when car showrooms and outdoor markets can open tomorrow? asks Cardinal Vin Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.
"We propose that, in addition to wearing face masks, ministers of the Eucharist would wear gloves, so there would be no contact of hands during the distribution of Communion," says Fr Dermot Leycock.
"We want to be bringing people into the Church as much as possible. This new pastoral centre is going to really help us to do that.” – Fr Dermot Leycock
Founded 50 years ago this week, Newtownpark Parish continues to respond to local needs