Important Information COVID-19
Olton Friary maintains full Contact Tracing for the Church, Day Chapel, Hall, Library, Lounge and Parish Office. We have implemented Contact Tracing built on the NHS Covid-19 Smartphone App supplemented by a Parish Online Form. All parishioners must register their attendance each time they visit the Friary.
Please read the full parish guidance on our Parish COVID-19 page: Olton Friary COVID-19 Page
To register your attendance using the parish form please follow this link: COVID-19 Track and Trace Form
To download the NHS COVID-19 SmartPhone app please follow this link on a smartphone only: NHS COVID-19 App
Living with COVID-19 - Autumn 2021
Please see an important request regarding reporting a positive test for COVID19 to the Friary on the Olton Friary COVID-19 page.
Each individual from a single household must scan the QR code with their own NHS COVID-19 smartphone app if they are 16 or over. This is because an instruction from the app to check for symptoms, get a PCR test or isolate (where an individual is over 16 and NOT vaccinated) is delivered directly to a persons mobile phone. This is why scanning into a venue cannot be used collectively for a household. If an individual age 16 or over does not have the app they need to use the Parish Online Form to register their details. With the transmissibility of the virus greatly increased with new variants it is vitally important to follow this guidance. More informaton is available here: Olton Friary COVID-19 Information.
Parish Live Stream Webcam
To access the Full Webcam Schedule please go to the Olton Friary Webcam on the following link:
Latest parish updates and online information
Our church will be open for public for the masses on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 10.15 am and on Sundays 9am, 11am, and 6 pm. Also all our parish masses will be live streamed.
Olton Friary's Sunday Mass will be available on Fr Austin's YouTube channel
YouTube video mass 1st Sunday of Advent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy8SrWvI4NQ
Click HERE for the Spiritual Communion - 1st Sunday of Advent, Sunday 28 November 2021.
Join Olton Friary WhatsApp Group for important updates:
Click this link on your phone: Join Olton Friary WhatsApp Group
Or send a text to Fr Biju 07466 666974 and ask to join.
To find out how to continue giving including how to gift aid during this time please CLICK HERE for details.
Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10.15 am in Church
9am, 11am, and 5.00pm (Winter) 6 pm in church
All our parish masses will be live streamed
If you are isolated at home and need help our Community Outreach members are available - CLICK HERE
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A Message from Fr. Biju
- Hello, and a very warm welcome to the web site of the 'Church of the Holy Ghost and Mary Immaculate', Olton, known as 'Olton Friary'!
I am happy to extend a warm personal welcome to both parishioners and visitors through our web site. I hope that as you browse these digital pages it allows you to gain a snapshot of our life as a Parish Community; to see some of the many ministries and activities that make up our dynamic parish.
The message of the 'Gospel of Christ' and the liturgy, equips us not only to promote the values of the Gospel, but to live and share them with our brothers and sisters. We have many groups of people within our parish, who dedicate their time, energy and resources, to work together, to proclaim the mission of the Catholic Church in our local community.
I hope that you find this web site beneficial. 'Where two or three are gathered in Jesus' name, there he is present amongst them' (Mt.18:20) May the presence of the Lord bless and guide our thoughts, prayers and actions.
Fr. Biju Antony Panthalookaran
SCJ Parish Priest