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Christmas Services at St Henry Morse
                                                                                                                                                                        This page was last updated 9th December 13:00
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Christmas Mass Times
Christmas Eve  24th December  at 6pm, 9pm and Midnight Mass starting at 11:30pm
 Christmas Day  25th December at 10am
Bookings for Christmas Masses can be made from Monday 14th December.  It is anticipated that demand for seats will be high.  Please ensure that you do not turn up for Mass without having booked seats, as you will be refused entry. 
To reserve a space:-
  1. Please use email if possible, as this will make our task very much easier.  The email address to use is, and we will respond within 24 hours to confirm that space is available, and will also inform you of the seat(s) you have been allocated.

  2. If you do not have access to email, please call 01379 871944 to make your reservation.  If, and only if you cannot get through on that number, an alternative number is 01379 897251. 

  3. If your personal circumstances change can you please email, or telephone 01379 871944 to advise so that we can ensure we can accommodate the maximum number of people.

Carols in the Car park

We are pleased to say that there will be carol singing in the church car park on Sunday 20th December at 4pm.  This is in line with government guidance that carol singing outside is permitted.  We hope  that many of you will be able to join us on the 20th for some festive carolling.  Please come well wrapped up and bring a torch.  It would > greatly help with the preparations if you could let us know if you are  coming.  Please contact the Mass Booking Clerks to do this via email : or phone on 01379 871944/897251.

Christmas Offerings

A Basket will be put out for parishioners to place donations in at the back of the Church. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation please use one of the special envelopes provided at the back of the Church.  Any Cheques should be made payable to Diss Catholic Church.

If you wish to pay by Bank Transfer 

The Account details for the Church are detailed below.

Account name - Diss Catholic Church

Sort code - 30-92-67

Account number - 00266711


Donations must be clearly referenced CHRISTMAS offering for the Parish priest so they can be differentiated from our usual monthly offertory standing orders. Many thanks for your offerings.


  • The disabled toilet will be  available.  Anyone using the toilet must re-sanitise it after use, Please follow the instructions provided, after use. Cleaning products and hand sanitiser will be available in the toilet and outside in the Community Room.  Your Mass Stewards will be there to inform you of this and any other procedure.
  • The church operates a 1 metre plus social distancing policy, and as a result the number of places available at Mass will be very limited.  In order to maximise the safety of our parishioners, we have introduced a booking system for people to reserve the limited space available.  To put this in context, there is only enough space to accommodate 18 households, whether these be individuals or family groups / households.


This will be quite a logistical challenge, and so we ask you to bear with us as the arrangements evolve. 


There will be no admission after Mass has started.

  • To ensure social distancing, you can only book seats for yourself and immediate members of your family or household.
  • If you have any mobility issues, please make this known when you apply for a place at any Mass.  This will enable us to allocate you the most appropriate place.
  • When you arrive stewards will direct you to your seat(s).
  • The number of masses that we can offer is limited by the number of people who have volunteered to be stewards.  You will appreciate that we cannot have people who fall into the vulnerable category volunteering at this stage.  But if you feel that you could volunteer please contact Cathy Cunningham-Elliot.  email:
  • Members of the congregation will be required to wear face coverings throughout the service.  Please ensure that you bring one with you as this is a requirement for entering the church.
  • The church will have all windows and emergency exits open in order to facilitate the movement of air around the church.
  • People will enter via the car park side emergency exit and leave through the same door.  Please follow the designated one way system to your seats, altars and exits.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance and exit.  Hands must be sanitised at entry and exit to/from the church.
  • Communion will be in the hand only, with no physical contact with Father Alex.  Stewards will beckon forward people to receive communion or to receive a blessing. In order to minimise close contact with parishioners who may not wish to go to communion, all Mass goers will be asked to leave the bench at Communion time, either to take Communion, or to receive a blessing.
  • We are unable to have any singing.
  •  Although the parish is taking all reasonable steps to ensure your safety, please be aware that you are required to make an informed decision as to whether it is appropriate for you to attend Mass, and that you share responsibility with others for maintaining a healthy environment. If you decide to enter the church, you do so at your own risk.
We thank you for your co-operation, patience and understanding

St Henry Morse Catholic Church, Diss

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