Corona Help & Resources

This page has been created to enable us to share information and resources. It is being updated daily so check back.

Watch our Church services here:

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Order of Service Booklet for the online Mass on Friday 24th September, the Solemnity of Our Lady of Walsingham

DOCX    Mass of Our Lady of Walsingham 2020

PDF        Mass of Our Lady of Walsingham 2020


If you are in need of help, support including assistance with shopping/prescriptions collection etc etc  or just a friendly chat please telephone your designated Pastoral Team Member, or, if you are not a church member, any member of the team below who will help you. Our Pastoral Team can ask one of our Corona Friends volunteers to help with shopping or the collection of prescriptions, posting letters etc. Fr Gary is also available and you can speak to him by phoning 01908 337936.


Lockdown Pastoral Link Hanslope November 2020


Lockdown Pastoral Link Castlethorpe November 2020

SHOPS & LOCAL BUSINESSES   contact Fr Gary to update or correct any information


To make sure we can stay open as long as possible through these difficult times. As from Monday 23rd we will only be allowing 2 members of the general public in the shop at any given time and we will be encouraging the use of £30 contactless payment method.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7.30am to 3.00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30am to 5.00pm

Saturdays 7.30am to 1.00pm

Orders by telephone and email will be taken.

Payment can be made over the phone or by BACS securely with next day collection Call: 01908510249 or email:
We will endeavour to fulfill your orders.         Many thanks, Adrian


Monday to Friday 7.00am to 2.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 7.00am – 12noon

The Delivery service is now in full operation and takes place 7 days a week.

Orders can be placed by calling 01908 511143 between the hours of 8am and 11am.
We can deliver most items including
Newspapers and magazines,
Bread, milk and eggs,
Sandwiches and confectionary,
Alcohol and tobacco products (ID required)

We do have an egg box shortage in the shop, if you have any, please can you drop them in when passing. If I am already delivering to you, leave them by your front door and I will collect them tomorrow. Many thanks for your help.

Please keep safe everyone
Love John and Lucy

Post Office


The Post Office counter has now re-opened!!

The Spar opening hours are: Monday – Saturday – 7.00am to 9.00pm

Sunday – 8.00am to 6.00pm

Spar are trying to keep the shop as stocked up as possible but it depends on the supplies available

People can ring before going into the shop to check if some items are in stock and available, please call 01908 511984.

Spar also accepts orders by phone and can prepare boxes for collection for this service (only) phone 07476 267697. No delivery at present.

The owner is Sat Rana and he looks forward to seeing you.


Shop opening hours are:

7.00am – 7.30pm Monday to Saturday

7.00am – 12 noon Sunday.

Castlethorpe Post Office Counter:  9.00am-1.00pm  weekdays 9.00-12noon Saturdays (on Saturdays parcels are only accepted 10-11am)

Telephone: 01908 745983.

Udi and Dina


Until further notice. Takeaway food Pre orders only.

Payment by card over the phone. Call 01908 337954.

Collection from side entrance to maintain social distancing at all times.

EAT IN to help out at the Watts Arms pub.
We are open
lunchtime Monday to Friday 12 to 2pm
evenings 5pm to 8pm for takeaway/collections.
Saturday 10am to 8pm
and Sunday 10am to 6pm.
Please call 01908 337954 to prebook your social distanced time slots.
Full menu available including freshly prepared pizza, homemade dishes subject to availability.
Call and ask for daily menu update.

Please call Julia on 01908 337954 for any queries and to place an order.


Monday:  17:00 – 21:30
Tuesday:  CLOSED
Wednesday:  17:00 – 22:00
Thursday:  17:00 – 22:00
Friday:  17:00 – 22:00
Saturday:  17:00 – 22:00

We will be accepting CARD PAYMENTS ONLY and all deliveries will be CONTACTLESS to ensure safety for everyone.

Stay safe and see you all very soon!

Crispy Duck Team x


Hi we are Adam and Daniel Brundle. After realising that people have been encountering trouble in getting products from supermarkets to your home, we posted on Facebook to see if we could help. We are chefs by trade and can get the produce from our suppliers to the hospitality industry. We have been overwhelmed by the response and we are enjoying providing a service to our local community. If you would like to place a order with us we can deliver Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

We are happy to publish our new website with full details, all goods and prices:

and we will no longer be taking orders through the Facebook page. This will give you a simple way to order your groceries. We look forward to seeing you all next week and thankyou for all of your lovely feedback. Many thanks. FDS team 😊

We look forward to meeting you all (from a safe distance) Many thanks Adam and Daniel Food Delivery Solutions


Fresh fruit & Veg delivered to your door, payment over the phone so social distancing can be adhered to.

Just call Market Hill Greengrocers – Newport Pagnell on 01908 610774 to place your order over the phone. Indicative current price list below (subject to seasonal fluctuation)

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri open 8.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday open 8.00am – 2.30pm

BANDIT STREET FOOD (based at Haversham)

Bandit is delivering Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week from 17.30 – 20.30! We have extended our menu so get your pre orders in!

Place your order by calling or texting 07394 856767. We would prefer pre-orders if possible and you can place your orders now!

Please note there is a minimum delivery order of £15.00 or a £5 delivery fee for the areas specified below.

Please include your name, your full order and your desired delivery day and time, and your address if texting.

Once you’ve sent us your order we’ll get straight back to you with a delivery or collection time and address and how to make payment.

We are based in Haversham and will be taking BACs, card and contactless for both deliveries and collections.

If you don’t receive confirmation in a timely fashion, please do get in touch.

We’re delivering to the following areas
Haversham, Castlethorpe, Hanslope, Wolverton, Stantonbury, Woolstone, Fishermead, Oakridge Park, Oldbrook, Blakelands, Bradwell, Bradwell Common, Bradville, New Bradwell, Great Linford, Lindford Wood, Stony Stratford, Newport Pagnell, Monkston, Greenleys, Conniburrow

Bandit Street Food


The Shop is open 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 8am until 1pm on Sunday.

The Post Office Counter is open:



Bus Timetable Nov 2020


Just because we cannot meet together formally to worship and pray there doesn’t mean that worship and prayer stops, there are lots of other ways of praying:


The pattern of daily prayer will be maintained and Fr Gary will be praying for you and on your behalf. Likewise wherever possible Fr Gary will celebrate Mass each evening. These services will be private and not open to the public, but be assure he will be praying for you and many of these services will be live streamed (see the online section below) at


Songs of Praise  is on Sunday lunchtimes on BBC 1

EWTN Fr Robert recommends this channel 588 on Sky it normally broadcasts Masses on late Sunday mornings/lunchtimes


Choral Evensong is on Wednesdays at 3.30pm on BBC Radio 3 and repeated on Sunday at 3.00pm

The Daily Service is on weekdays BBC Radio 4 Long Wave at 9.45am

to find it online: go to, click on Sounds, click on Radio 4, click on Radio 4 Schedule, in the top right hand corner of the white background click “View LW”,  then scroll down to find 9.45am or click here:

Sunday Worship Is on Sundays on BBC Radio 4 at 8.10am


I will be adding to this frequently as I find good things to share, so do keep checking back to see what’s new.

I can recommend these resources in particular.

  1. Join Hanslope’s Masses here:  you do not need to be a member of Facebook to access this. This is very much a trial, do not expect BBC outside broadcast quality!
  2. Fr Gary & Maria are also broadcasting regularly from home via Facebook Live on Hanslope’s Church Facebook page. Search for St James the Great Hanslope (this is not the dedicated Live Stream page)
  3. Join Shrine Prayers at Walsingham every evening at 6.00pm live on Facebook here: 
  4. The website Pray As you Go offers a short meditation in words and music for each day click here to find out more there’s an app for your iPad or smartphone too. This is free of charge.
  5. You can find the text we use in church for Morning & Evening Prayer, and much else besides, by downloading Universalis. The code you will be sent allows you to add the app to your phone or iPad too, there’s a charge for this but it is really well worth it. You can download service sheets for Morning & Evening Prayer for weekdays below


HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY You can download the words as we use them in our two churches here: How To Pray The Rosary and if the Rosary is new to you here’s a brand new video released this Lent by Bishop Jonathan Baker (our previous bishop) introducing you to it:


can be downloaded here: A Monthly Cycle of Prayer (updated August 1st 2020)


A simple service for use on any morning can be downloaded here: An Order for Morning Prayer

Services from the Breviary as used in church each day can de downloaded from Universalis.

COMPLINE (NIGHT PRAYER)  a service sheet for Compline can be downloaded here: AN ORDER FOR COMPLINE


The Service Sheet  is intended for Sundays or weekdays when you cannot get to Mass either in person or onlineand it be downloaded here: Act of Sunday Worship at Home


  1. Explaining Covid19 to children:
  2. The lovely Clare Williams at Walsingham is offering weekly emails to support parents with activities for Faith at home during the next few weeks #covid19UK – links to resources, specific and seasonal resources all coming your way. Please sign up by emailing
    Clare is married to Fr Harri the Vicar of Walsingham and works full time in Youth and children’s ministry.
  3. Our friends at Eden Books have lots of RE related materials in stock have a look at their website
  4. If you are teaching RE at home or supporting learning as part of having a child at home at either Primary or Secondary level this might well help you:   or this:    Or this: utm_source=BRF+E-News&utm_campaign=27b164c4c3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_26_10_47&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_01f315e404-27b164c4c3-314680665&mc_cid=27b164c4c3&mc_eid=f54369d6f9
  5. Some very good material here on issue relating to the internet:
  6. Some very good general subject teaching resources  here:  and here:   and here:  and here:
  7. SEND parents may find this document helpful:


  8. BBC Bitesize: Plan your homeschooling with Bitesize Daily

7. Many educational websites are currently offering their resources for free while schools are closed. They cover a wide range of subjects and often have resources for bible stories, crafts, word searches, mental health and many other useful activities.


Teachit Primary

Teacher’s Pet


Young Minds- A wealth of information and support for young people and their carers:

Family Lives- Helping parents and carers with changes in family life:

Place 2 Be- A website dedicated to improving children’s mental health:

Your Mindful garden

More on the BBC’s Your Mindful Garden here:



There are currently strict rules around funerals and many people are unable to attend the funeral of family or friends.

You might like to use the following at home on the day of a funeral. If you need to chat phone a Pastoral Team member (numbers at the top of this page) or phone Fr Gary on 01908 337936.

Funerals Liturgy at Home

Click to access Funerals%20liturgy%20at%20home.pdf


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