Welcome to St Giles Catholic Church, Cheadle
Sunday Mass Times
until further notice.
Our Churches are
from 24th March
until further notice
Vigil Mass 5.00pm
St Thomas' (Tean)
10.30 to 11.00am
4.30 to 4.50pm
5.00 - 5.20pm (Tean)
Week days & Holy Days
Statement of the Bishops’ Conference Suspending Public Catholic Worship
18th March 2020
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith. It's very clear that following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches. This will begin from Friday evening, 20 March 2020, until further notice. Celebration of Mass Sunday by Sunday and day by day, will take place without a public congregation. Our Churches are closed from 24th March until further notice.
Until further notice the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holydays
of Obligation is suspended. Everyone is encouraged to be faithful in prayer and acts of Spiritual Communion.
The following website gives a number of live stream Masses and other acts of worship throughout the day from Catholic Churches across the UK and Ireland that people may want to watch and join in:
(Press control and left click at the same time to reach this link)
You can also join find daily prayers and readings at Readings of the Day
The special Parish Bulletins during this time will be available on this web site.
The Parish Bulletin will give the times that Fr Eric is offering prayers and devotions on behalf of us all for the Church and for all in need of prayer privately in the Presbytery Chapel. Fr Eric will also celebrate Mass privately in Church each day. The Church will not be open while Mass is being celebrated.
Prayer resources for you to join with Fr Eric in prayer (at the same or different times) are listed below and will be on the Parish Bulletin and on the second page of this web site "Praying at home" as we develop it.
An Act of Spiritual Communion can help us especially when we cannot receive Holy Communion. No matter what your day is like, Jesus can help make it better, or at least more bearable, if you ask him for His help and guidance in prayers such as this one,
composed by 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 unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
The Guardian Angel Prayer we are praying each day at 5.30pm or another time.
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love entrusts me here.
Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
Fr Eric's Prayer times
8.00 am Morning Prayer
12 noon Holy Rosary
5.30 pm The Guardian Angel Prayer
6.30 pm Evening Prayer
9.45 pm Night Prayer
Written by Michael Fisher to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Pugin's birth, this book describes in detail the outstanding features of St Giles. It can be bought within the church along with various post cards..
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