Important Information COVID-19
Olton Friary is obliged to launch full Contact Tracing for the Church and Hall. 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
IMPORTANT - Roadmap out of Lockdown
STEP 1 - 29 March to 12 April
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 is delivered directly to an individual and therefore 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.
Parisioners must maintain social distance at Church and not mix. This is to ensure that Olton Friary remains a Covid-19 secure environment. We have been both lucky and blessed so far and as the situation improves we cannot allow for complacency to become common place. With many parishioners gathering for services it is important that numerous people don't mix in the time after church especially in the car park or garden after open air services.
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 Tuesday , Thursday , Friday, Saturday at 10.15 am and on Sundays 9am, 11am, and 5 pm. Also all our parish masses will be live streamed.
But on Monday and Wednesday 10.15 am masses will be live streamed only.
NOTE: This year our Children's Way of the Cross is moving outside. Join us on a walk around the grounds to remember the journey Jesus made to the cross. Churches together in Olton will be joining us for this event. Due to Covid restrictions this will be a ticketed event. We will be allocating household bubbles a timed slot. If you would like to join us please email Siobhan: email@example.com to book your ticket. She will be in touch ASAP. Slots available every 5 minutes from 9.30am to 12.15.
Click Here for a Prayer Guide to Olton Friary Stations of the Cross.
Click Here for a Stations of the Cross Map and Trail Guide in the Grounds of Olton Friary.
Olton Friary's Sunday Mass will be available on Fr Austin's YouTube channel
YouTube video mass Easter Vigil: https://youtu.be/r_y1eXvVoa0
Click HERE for the Spiritual Communion - Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Sunday of Easter) - Sunday 11 April 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.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10.15 am in church
9am, 11am, and 5 pm in church
All our parish masses will be live streamed
Monday and Wednesday
10.15 am masses will be live streamed only.
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