Welcome to the website of our parish:

Our Lady and St. Edward 

Gordon Road, St. Ann's, Nottingham, NG3 2LG

Parish Clergy: Fr. Paul Newman, Fr. Jonathan Cotton,
Deacon: Anthony Sullivan

Telephone:    0115 9501064

Office Administrator: Amanda Wilson   

Safe Guarding representative: Julie Coleshaw (0115) 947 6475
website and parish newsletter email: admin@ourladyandstedward.org
(please note that this email address is for website/newsletter matters only,
 and should not be used for contacting Fr. Paul or Fr. Jonathan.)


Coronavirus (update)

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have informed us that there should be no public celebrations of Mass and Liturgies until further notice and that all Places of Worship should be kept locked even for private prayer. 

Bishop Patrick will be streaming Mass from his chapel at Bishop’s House every Sunday at 10am. This can be found by searching for ‘Bishop Patrick McKinney’ on Youtube. It will also be linked to The Bishop’s Twitter account.

The Cathedral will be streaming daily Mass at 1pm and this can be found on the Cathedral website.

St Alban’s church Derby are streaming Mass daily. Search: www.derbycatholiclive.co.uk for details.

God bless you all. Stay indoors, keep safe and healthy!

St Augustine’s

Our Lady and St Edward’s

Sacred Heart


At this time when our churches are closed, 

we invite you to take some time to be still at home, 

to be quiet and to enjoy the peaceful presence of Jesus with you.

Prepare a regular time each day for a few moments of prayer, 

find a quiet room away from everyone, 

close your eyes 

and repeat this simple prayer quietly to yourself:


‘Jesus let me know your love’


We hope you will find the following prayers helpful

for your reflection and time of stillness.



Spiritual Communion (Taken from A Simple Prayer Book by the CTS)

Spiritual Communion is the heartfelt desire to receive Our Lord, even when we are unable because of the distance or for some other reason, like the Coronavirus Crisis. This desire to receive him through spiritual Communion is an act of love which prolongs our thanksgiving even when we are not in the Eucharistic presence of our Lord. The wish to live constantly in his presence can be fueled by acts of love and desire to be united with him and is a means of drawing more deeply from the life of the Holy Spirit dwelling within our souls in the state of grace. “The effects of a sacrament can be received physically … nevertheless the actual reception of the sacrament itself brings with it, fuller effect than receiving it through desire alone [St Thomas Aquinas]. The writings of the saints reveal many formulae for making a spiritual communion: 


Acts of Spiritual Communion


A Prayer by St Thomas More

Give me, good Lord, a longing to be with You.

Give me warmth, delight and quickness in thinking upon You.

And give me Your grace to long for Your holy sacraments, 

and especially to rejoice in the presence of Your very blessed Body,

Sweet Saviour Christ, in the Holy Sacrament of the altar.


A Prayer

I wish, my Lord, to receive You with the purity, humility and devotion 

with which your Most Holy Mother received You, 

with the spirit and fervour of the saints. 

Come, Lord Jesus.


An Act of Spiritual Communion

(Based on a Prayer by St Alphonsus Liguori from Catholic Online)


My Jesus, I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament. 

I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul. 

Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, 

come at least spiritually into my heart. 

As though You have already come, 

I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You; 

never permit me to be separated from You. 



We bless you

For your gift of the Eucharist, 

through which we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes again. 

God our Father we bless you.

For your gift of the Eucharist, 

through which you give us strength and satisfy our hunger. 

God our Father we bless you.

For your gift of the Eucharist 

through which all your children are brought together in mutual love. 

God our Father we bless you.


Into your care

I hand over to your care Lord, 

my soul and my body, 

my mind and my thoughts, 

my prayers and my hopes, 

my health and my work, 

my life and my death, 

my parents and my family, 

my friends and my neighbours, 

my country and all peoples, 

today and always.


Be still

Be still for the presence of the Lord, 

the Holy One is here.

Come bow before him now with reverence and fear.

In him no sin is found, we stand on holy ground.

Be still for the presence of the Lord, 

the Holy One is here.


Be still for the glory of the Lord is shining all around;

He burns with holy fire, with splendour he is crowned.

How awesome is the sight, our radiant King of light.

Be still for the glory of the Lord is shining all around.


Be still for the power of the Lord is moving in this place.

He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister his grace.

No work too hard for him, in faith receive from him.

Be still for the power of the Lord is moving in this place.



Fr Paul and Fr Jonathan will be celebrating a private Mass 

at 9.15am each day and remembering you all in prayer.

You may like to join us by reading the scripture readings of the day


If you haven’t got a missal at home

search: ‘universalis’ and click on: ‘readings of the day’


and then pray one or more of the prayers above

as a Spiritual Communion.


Please share this with anyone who you know

might find it helpful. Thank you!


God bless and take care.

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