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Parish Updates


Holy Week & Easter Masses 2021 - Booking


Holy Week & the Easter Triduum will take place in church this year but with some differences and simplifications owing to the pandemic. A booking system will also be in place again to help keep the numbers attending within our allowed limit.

Booking forms for each Mass are now in the church porch – when the church is open, please sign up to the Mass you would like to attend with your name, the total number in your household that will be attending and a contact number. Alternatively, you may email all these details to


Holy Week & Easter Masses 2021:


Palm Sunday (Sat/Sun: 27th/28th March): Vigil Mass 6.30 pm, 9.00 am & 10.30 am


Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Thursday 1st April): Mass at 8.00 pm


Good Friday, Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (Friday 2nd April): Liturgy at 3.00 pm


Easter Vigil (Saturday 3rd April): Mass at 8.00 pm


Easter Sunday Masses (Sunday 4th April): Mass at 9.00 am & 10.30 am (10.30 am Mass now close to full capacity).



Please also note the following differences to the Masses this year:


Palm Sunday (Sat/Sun: 27th/28th March) – There will be no procession into church and blessed palm crosses will not be collected until the end of Mass.


Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Thursday 1st April) - The Washing of the Feet will be omitted and there will be no procession to the Altar of Repose.


Good Friday (Friday 2nd April) - For the Adoration, the Veneration of the Cross will be limited to the celebrant alone. After he has done this, he will “invite the people present in a few words to adore the Holy Cross and afterwards, hold the Cross elevated higher for a brief time, for the faithful to adore in silence.” (Rubrics #19). This may be expressed by the faithful through a short period of silent prayer, a gesture such as a genuflection or bow in their places, followed by another short period of silent prayer.


Easter Vigil (Saturday 3rd April) - The Paschal candle will be prepared, enthroned and lit in the Sanctuary before the people gather in the church, or simply lit at the beginning of the celebration. The faithful will not have votive candles.



Easter Sunday Masses (Sunday 4th April) - The Mass will be as prescribed in the Roman Missal but without the sprinkling of water as part of the Renewal of Baptismal Promises.


January 2021: National Lockdown Update


Please note that during the new national lockdown (effective from 6th January 2021), Mass can continue to be celebrated publicly. Therefore, Mass will be celebrated as usual at the times indicated in the newsletter (see above).


As before, you must not interact with anyone outside your household or support bubble when attending Mass and you should continue to adhere to the strict social distancing and rules in church (please see below).


A reminder of the Rules & Guidance in church at this time


• Church at one metre plus social distancing. Please also wear a face mask (unless you are exempt).

• Please do not enter church if you are symptomatic.

• Please sign in to church for the Track & Trace system or please scan the QR code with the NHS App.

• Please sanitise your hands on entering & leaving church.

• Visitors should not touch or physically venerate statues, relics, or the church stoop.

• Whilst in church, or the surrounding grounds, people should adhere to the social distancing rules at all times. People should only interact with members of their own household and once the Mass is ended, participants should move away promptly to minimise the risk of contact and the spread of infection.

• Single use Mass sheets & Parish newsletters are provided and should either be kept or disposed of immediately at the end of each Mass in the bins provided in the porch.

• Readers should apply sanitiser before reading from the pulpit.

• Please note toilet facility is closed in church at this time.

• Maximum safe capacity of church if all worshippers are from a different household: 47 (Max 2 per pew each separated by 1 metre). Maximum safe capacity of church if worshippers from the same household can sit together (Max 4 to a pew, 3 on the front pews): 79

• Please follow the one way system & guidance in church.


Extra Care at Holy Communion


• Holy Communion takes place at the very end of Mass.

• Please remain in your seat until you are invited to go forward by a steward.

• Receiving Holy Communion should take place in silence, i.e. the communicant should not say ‘Amen.’

• Please unloop the face covering in order to receive Holy Communion & recover afterwards.

• The communicant is advised to place their hands stretched out flat.

• Following Holy Communion, please leave church promptly, not returning to your seat - those sitting on the left side pews/seats should leave by the left aisle/main front entrance door; those sitting on the right side pews/seats should leave by the right aisle/side entrance door.

• Please apply sanitiser on leaving the church.


• Worshippers should maintain social distancing with anyone outside of their group.

Christmas Masses

Please note there will be 4 Masses over Christmas this year - you will need to book to attend these Masses by emailing with the following details: your name, the number in your household that will be attending and the Mass you wish to attend. Thank you.

Christmas Mass Times

Thursday 24th (Christmas Eve) at 3.00 pm

Thursday 24th (Christmas Eve) at 5.00 pm

Friday 25th (Christmas Day) at 9.00 am

Friday 25th (Christmas Day) at 10.30 am (this Mass is now close to full capacity)


December 2020 Update

Public Mass will resume in church from Wednesday 2nd December at 10.30 am (with 1 metre social distancing and mandatory face coverings), with the Thursday Mass & Weekend Masses following on as usual (as was the case before the recent national lockdown – please see below for Mass times). Cheshire East will come out of national lockdown and enter Tier 2 restrictions from Wednesday 2nd December. These restrictions mean you can only interact indoors with your own households, but outdoors you can interact in groups of up to 6. For all the latest updates and guidance, please refer to our latest newsletter (available above) or please visit our Facebook page at (you do not need to have a Facebook account to view this page).


Mass times from Wednesday 2nd December 2020:


Wednesday 10.30 am

Thursday 10.30 am

Saturday Vigil Mass 6.30 pm

Sunday Mass at 9.00 am

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am



November 2020 Update

Please note that from Thursday 5th November 2020, there will be no public Mass celebrated in church until the new restrictions are lifted. However, the church will again be available for private prayer on the days & times listed below. The church will also be reverting back to 2 metre social distancing, with a limit of no more than 10 people in church at a time, and with a time limit of 15 minutes in church for each worshipper. All worshippers must continue to wear face coverings & adhere to the strict rules in church at this time, including sanitising hands on entering & leaving. Please do not enter church if you are symptomatic.

 Until further notice, the church will be open for private prayer on the following days & times:


Wednesdays from 10 am – 12 pm


Sundays from 10 am – 12 pm

October 2020;

Our weekly newsletters, which contain the latest guidance, mass times & parish updates, are now back up and running - please find the latest one on the "Newsletters" tab above. Further to the previous August 2020 update, there will now be an additional weekday Mass every Thursday. So there are now 5 Masses in church per week as follows:

Wednesday 10.30 am

Thursday 10.30 am

Saturday Vigil Mass 6.30 pm

Sunday Mass at 9.00 am

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am


August 2020:

Further to the July 2020 update below, the 9 am Sunday Mass will be restored from Sunday 9th August 2020. So from this point forward, there will be 4 Masses in church per week as follows:

Wednesday 10.30 am

Saturday Vigil Mass 6.30 pm

Sunday Mass at 9.00 am

Sunday Mass at 10.30 am

The safe capacity range of the church, depending on the different household mix, has increased to 47 - 79. We are also still grateful for more volunteers to help steward and clean the church to help share the burden, and it's also a good opportunity to get to know other parishioners. If you can help at Masses on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, please telephone or email the parish with your availability at Thank you


July 2020:

The Return of Mass in Church

We are pleased to confirm that we have been given Diocesan approval to celebrate Mass publicly in Church from Wednesday 22nd July 2020 at 1 metre plus social distancing with the condition that all parishioners wear face masks in church and that the church is cleaned after each Mass. Whilst the church has a supply of masks at the moment, to keep church expenditure low, you can help us by providing your own mask.

There will currently be 3 Masses per week in church as follows:


Wednesday at 10.30 am

Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.30 pm

Sunday at 10.30 am


As per the previous guidance for private prayer and the outdoor Masses, please use hand sanitiser, wear face masks and record your details for track and trace at the entrance. Please also keep to at least 1 metre social distancing. The church one way system remains in place as with the previous private prayer sessions. The designated seating on each pew is clearly signed. Stewards will be available to help seat you appropriately and safely. When receiving communion at the end of Mass, please walk down the centre aisle within the centre lines marked, and leave immediately down the left aisle to leave.

The new safe capacity of the church ranges from 43 (assuming all parishioners are from a different household) to 73 (assuming all parishioners in groups of 4 can sit together from the same household (max 3 on the front, shorter pew).

As the number of available pews in church has now increased at 1 metre plus social distancing, and as the number of Masses gradually increases, we would be most grateful for more volunteers to help steward and clean the church. Please email the parish at with your details and times of availability if you can help. 

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Online Giving to the Parish now available

As you will be aware, whilst the church is closed, we have not been able to take our usual offertory collections, which has resulted in a sizeable drop in our income.

For those Parishioners who normally give in the collection at Mass and wish to help the Parish at this time, an online donation page to allow you to donate to the Parish is now available via the link below.

Please be aware that a minimum donation of £5 is requested if giving in this way, and you have the option to make a regular monthly donation or a one-off donation.

We know that for some these are worrying times financially. Please only give what you can afford.

Thank you for your support.

You can also Gift Aid your donation to help the Parish further. If you want to Gift Aid your donation, please tick the box shown on the screen even if you have previously completed a Gift Aid Declaration form in favour of the Parish for regular giving made by Offertory Envelope or Standing Order.

(All donations made by Parishioners are acknowledged by an email from InvestMyCommunity. Please also be aware that donations appear on the bank/credit card statements of the donor with the narrative “Invest My School”).

Online Parish Giving Page:


Parish Updates March 2020

Please note that following the recent state of emergency announced by the government, the church will now be closed until further notice.


 We must now make full use of the opportunities of live streaming and continue being united in prayer. As suggested by the Bishop, we might also recommend that in the daily physical exercise which allows many people to leave their homes, the devotional practice that our parishioners greet the Real Presence of Christ in the Tabernacle from outside of our churches as they pass with a prayer, an act of spiritual communion or a simple sign of the Cross.


 Daily Mass will continue to be celebrated privately by Father Anthony Cogliolo in church.


 Masses at the Cathedral & Wythenshawe may be viewed and streamed here:


 Masses at St Albans, Macclesfield may also be viewed here:


 If you wish to set up a Standing Order either permanently or in order to continue to make your regular Offertory giving to the Parish during the period when Mass is not being celebrated in public, please contact Father Anthony via the parish telephone number (01625-523-584).


 A document detailing “Prayers during a time of flu & illness” may be found below.


 Please also note the Food Link at Colshaw is urgently in need of food for poor & struggling families at this time. Your food donations would be most welcome – please leave outside the presbytery door and then ring the bell.


 Please telephone or email for any other queries


 With All Best Wishes & Prayers,


 Father Anthony Cogliolo


 Parish Priest

As parish priest  of Sacred Heart and Saint Teresa Wilmslow, in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, I am delighted to welcome you to our parish website.

This website provides a  guide to the church, its history, and information about present day celebrations.

Whether this is your first visit, or you regularly come to this site, I hope that we are able to provide the information that you are seeking.

Feel free to browse around this site. If you have comments or questions, or simply need more information and want to contact us, click on the contact button above.

Father Anthony Cogliolo


St Teresa´s Church
Green Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire.
01625 523 584