171 THE HILL, BURFORD OX18 4NE
Parish Priest: Fr Paul Smith (Carterton). Tel 01993 842463
Presbytery: Fr Bernard Garratt (retired) in residence. Tel 01993 823219
We have introduced an online booking system via Eventbrite for the 10.00 am Sunday morning Mass. The need for booking for the Sunday service will be used until the requirement to track and trace those attending Mass is lifted. There is no need to print your tickets and if you do not book you will not be turned away but you may be asked to wait outside the church until all bookings have arrived.
There is a Saturday evening Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm and a Sunday Mass at 10.00 am. There are weekday Masses on Tuesday and Thursday at 10.00am and on Friday at 6.00 pm.
On Friday 21 January the evening Mass will now be celebrated at 10.00 am
Booking for the weekday and Vigil Masses is not necessary.
Confessions will be heard each Saturday evening from 5.30 pm to 5.45 pm prior to the Vigil Mass
With the spread of the Omicron variant it is even more important that we adhere to the legal requirements for attending places of worship and these include wearing face masks so that they cover both the nose and the mouth, the recording of contact numbers for all attendees and the sanitising of hands on entering and leaving church. Furthermore all doors and windows must be opened before and during all services and this includes weekday services.
The Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales have issued their advice in the light of the changes on 19 July. The Covid-19 Route Map: Step 4 Guidance can be found here.
See Covid-19: Guidance for the safe use of places of worship for the full rules that are to be followed both by those acting as stewards and for those attending Mass.
If there are any updates the information will be available here on our website and via the an email bulletin. If you do not receive the occasional bulletin from Carolyn Walton and you would like to be added to the list of recipients please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 January 2022
Please see the weekly Newsletter page for updates. Links to sites that livestream Masses can be found here
One of the results of the present pandemic is that our income has been greatly reduced. If you would like to make a regular or one-off contribution to the parish please print off and complete the Standing Order form here. If you are a UK tax payer we would be grateful if you could also complete the Gift Aid section. Send the completed form to
Fr Paul Smith
St John Fisher & St Thomas More
171 The Hill
The minutes of the latest Parish Council meeting held on 19 August are available on the Parish Council page
The readings for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time can be found on the Masses page.
Guidance for Stewards can be found here
Guidance for those attending church can be found here