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Holy Souls Parish in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

Christmas Mass Times 2021

Friday, 24th - The Vigil of The Nativity of the Lord

5.00 pm - St Bernadette's

6.00  pm - Holy Souls

7.00 pm - St Bernadette's

12.00 midnight Polish - Holy Souls

Saturday, 25th - The Nativity of the Lord

9.00 am - St Norbert's, Crowle

10.00 am - St Thomas', Gainsborough

11.00 am - Holy Souls

4.30 pm Polish - Holy Souls

Sunday, 26th - Feast of The Holy Family

9.00 am - St Norbert's, Crowle

9.30 am - Holy Souls

11.00 am - St Bernadette's

11.15 am - St Thomas', Gainsborough

4.30 pm Polish - Holy Souls

Synod 2021-2023

For more information visit: For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission - Catholic Bishops' Conference ( or

Celebrating Mass at Holy Souls' and St Bernadette's Churches

The guidance from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales advises that local Churches always consider the prevailing local conditions for the virus.  There is a strong emphasis on continuing some measures to mitigate against the transmission of the Covid virus which is still prevalent in society.

We have introduced the following changes:

You no longer need to pre-book a seat for any Mass other than the Tuesday 9.30 am Mass at Holy Souls Church.  You need to pre-book a seat at this Mass via the website.

To support the NHS Test, Track and Trace system we ask parishioners to sign in with the QR code if you have a smartphone.  There will also be slips of paper for parishioners to provide their contact details and a box to post these in.  These will be kept safely for 21 days in the Parish Office before being destroyed and will only be shared with the NHS Test, Track & Trace service, if asked, in the event it is needed to help stop the spread of the virus.

We have returned the pews to the normal seating arrangements.

There will no longer be a one-way system operating in our churches.

We will continue to promote:  HANDS   FACE   SPACE   VENTILATE

We will open windows and doors to provide good ventilation during services.

We ask that parishioners:

Do not come to church if you have any symptoms of Covid 19 or have been asked to self-isolate having come into contact with someone with the virus.

Sanitise your hands when entering and leaving church.

Wear a face covering unless you are exempt from doing so for medical reasons.

That, where possible, you try to leave two seats space between you and other people not in your family/social bubble

When moving to receive Holy Communion during Mass you avoid getting too close to the person in front of you.


Thank you to all parishioners who have donated to their respective parish by standing order, cash, or BACS, this is very much appreciated!  Please note all our accounts are held with Lloyds Bank Limited (please use your name as the reference):

  • Holy Souls' Scunthorpe RCP
Account Number            00207099
Sort Code                       30-97-44

  • St Bernadette Scunthorpe RCP
Account Number            00801306
Sort Code                       30-97-44

  • St Thomas' Gainsborough RCP
Account Number            36893460
Sort Code                       30-97-44

  • St Norbert's Crowle RCP
Account No:                   00481239
Sort Code:                      30-97-44

Contact Details and Parish Clergy

Contact Details 

Holy Souls Church, Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7TA

Tel: 01724 844895




Parish Clergy 

Fr Matthew

Father Matthew Jakes - Parish Priest 




 Fr Lim (2)

Fr Limnyuy Gamsi - Assistant Priest


Deacon Sebastian (2)

Deacon Sebastian Grab

 Fr Wlodek

 Fr Wlodzimierz Pajak

Polish Chaplain