Our Lady of Good Counsel by

Pasquale Sarullo,

19th century Fransciscan friar,

priest and artist.

Born: 1 April 1828 in Ciminna, Italy

Died: 22 April 1893 in Palmermo, Italy.

Copyright: Global  Domain

under the Berne Convention.


 What the Covid-19 Relaxation of some restrictions means for us.

The main change that affects us is that we can go to Mass during the week,

from Tuesday to Friday, without stewards, though we still need to comply with

Track and Trace instructions and put our names and contact details

on the sheets provided or scan the QR Code and maintain

the " Hands, Face, and Space" Covid safetly mitigations.


Attendees should still wear masks and sanitise their hands as they enter the church.

We will still need to book in for Mass at the weekends as these Masses are likely to be busier, and will still need stewards to control those coming

into the church at the weekend.

Further changes will be considered by the Bishops of England and Wales in the light of future government changes

to the regulations.


A small choir of up to 6 singers is  allowed though indoor congregational singing is not expected to be permitted until at least 21 June - and this date may be extended.

To ensure the best Covid -19 safely measures are applied for

everyone's protection, you will have to book in for weekend Masses: 

 the best way is to email Dcn John on

johnboughton@sky.com  or text/call John

(his number is on the Bulletin accessible via the Parish website: www.virginmotherofgoodcounsel.com.)

Please arrive in good time to allow for mask donning,

hand sanitizing and name recording.


Please also remember to maintain social distancing in the 

car park and  on the steps leading up to the church.

Thank you.  

For everyone's greater protection, Fr. Jim now gives out

Holy Communion under a screen: you need only to put your hands

under this screen to receive Holy Communion.

As ever, stewards are needed to ensure

Covid-19 safety precautions: without stewards congregation attendance

is not permitted under current C-19 restrictions.  

If you are able to assist please contact Dcn John.

Fr. Jim will continue to Broadcast/Stream masses via


With every blessing
Dcn John


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Our parish is served by:

Fr. Jim Teeling (Pastor)

Deacon John Boughton

We warmly welcome all into our parish community and church in Hythe.

2nd April 2021

Gradual relaxation of Coronova virus restrictions allows opening up on a limited basis within the HYTHE parish.  St Monica's in Dymchurch remains closed.

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Roman Catholic Church

Hythe, Kent

St Monica's Roman

Catholic Church

Dymchurch, Kent

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with the building

of a youth and young adult group.  

For more information

please get touch.