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Saturday 4 February 2017

New Security System in Church

After the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel while celebrating Mass at Rouen in France the government introduced grants for security improvements in churches.

Br Adam went through the application process for St Wilfrid's and we are one of relatively few churches so far to have been successful. There are now cameras outside and inside the church which record the daily comings and goings. It is sad that this is necessary but it does make us safer. Of course it does not replace the need for vigilance.

It should also be said that a frequented church is a secure church, often visited for the purpose it was built for, prayer and the worship of God. Please pop into church often. We keep it open all day!

You can get an idea of the quality of the pictures from this still taken during the St Wilfrid's School Candlemas Mass.