Holy Mass

The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is removed during these emergency circumstances of the lockdown, and for as long as they last. This pandemic is the serious reason why this obligation does not apply at this time.

The Vatican II document Lumen Gentium (“Light of the Nations”) describes our homes as “the Domestic Church” for this is the first place we learn about our faith and continue our journey of faith through our daily living. We are encouraged to develop ways in which we can renew and deepen still more our spiritual relationship with God in our homes at this time when we are unable to gather or pray in our Churches.

The Congregation for Sacred Worship, speaking about the pandemic, reminds the faithful who cannot receive sacramental absolution, that 'perfect contrition, rooted in love of God who is to be loved above all things, expressed in a sincere request for forgiveness, insofar as the penitent is able to make it at that moment, and accompanied by the firm intention to go to confession as soon as is possible, obtains forgiveness of all sins, including grave sin' (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church 1452).

Confessions cannot be heard over the telephone. Services of General Absolution cannot be held as this involves travel and the gathering of people.

All liturgies, parish activities and meetings are postponed until further notice. Leicester Churches previously opened for private prayer only have been closed in line with local lockdown.


Welcome to the joint Catholic Churches of St Thomas More in Knighton and Immaculate Conception, Oadby. Our two churches are just two miles apart and are situated in the south of the City of Leicester.

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