First Holy Communion Classes at St Anselm’s August 2020


Now that the church is open for Mass and gatherings, we are able to plan the celebration of First Holy Communion here at St. Anselm’s Church.  And because of the current COVID19 crisis we would like to have a simple approach focusing on the family and making it a family celebration.

2020 First Holy Communion Class is divided into 2 Groups of 49 Children and their catechists.

Group 1 Classes will be held on Wednesday 12 August 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Wednesday 19 August 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Group 2 Classes will be held on Thursday 13 August 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Thursday 20 August 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Please note once a group is full with 49 children the list will close.

We recommend that children wear face coverings for the classes in the church. Children must arrive at the church at least 20 minutes before the class starts. Classes will start at 5 p.m. sharp when the doors of the church will be locked and latecomers will not be able to enter.

Please make sure that you answer all four questions on the form below (scroll down within the box), and that you press the SUBMIT button at the end.


First Holy Communion will be celebrated at Masses on Friday 21 August 2020 and Saturday 22 August 2020. There will be SIX Masses. Please book for only ONE Mass.

Friday 21 August: 12 noon; 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Saturday 22 August: 12 noon; 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

A maximum of 17 children will make their First communion at each Mass. They may be accompanied by a maximum of 4 other members of their immediate family. (i.e. a maximum of FIVE members per family may attend the Mass and a space must be booked for each member, using their name.) Adults MUST wear a mask at all times in the church. Entry to the church will be refused to anyone (including children) whose name is not on the list.

Bookings for First Holy Communion Masses will open on Wednesday 29th July 2020 and will close at 5 p.m. on Friday 14 August 2020. Please use the following link to make a booking.

https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/southall/events/