In these uncertain times, we thought some of The Looker readers and visitors to our site might be interested in this….

Please be advised that in light of the Prime Minister’s statement about the closure of places of worship for the foreseeable future, all Catholic churches and chapels in Kent (and South London) have now closed their doors to the public.  However, Mass will continue to be celebrated (though with no congregation present) at the Catholic church of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Guildhall Street, Folkestone, by Fr Stephen Bould, the parish priest, at 10.00am each day. Full details are available on the Parish website. Full details about the daily mass readings, and information about how to take part “at a  distance” in the mass, and personal matters of worship from home, are all available on the website. If you know of any constituents who this might be useful for at this time of isolation and period of worry, please do let them know.

The link for the parish website is:

The link for the live webcam and Mass each day is:

The link for the webcam and all other information is also available through the parish website.

In the words of Southwark’s archbishop, John Wilson, “Let us pray for all those working to overcome the effects of the Coronavirus and all those affected by it. Please also be sure of my prayers for you, for your families and for your loved ones. And, please, pray for me and all your bishops, priests, and deacons, who hold you in their hearts and prayers”.

God bless.