Forest Lodge and Pyrmont Parishes

Please note that all masses will be held at St James Forest Lodge as St Bede’s Pyrmont remains closed.

Christmas Mass times for St James Forest Lodge and St Bede’s Pyrmont are:
Christmas Eve: 5:00pm
Christmas Day: 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am

Attending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day masses

Due to current Covid-19 requirements we are still required to comply with the 2 square metre rule and do contact tracing for all who attend mass. This means that there is a maximum of:
130 people able to attend mass at St James Forest Lodge,
170 people at St Benedict’s Broadway,
St Bede’s Pyrmont remains closed with all mass times held at St James Forest Lodge.

For this reason, attendance at Christmas Eve and Christmas Day masses this year will be ticketed and your names marked off upon entry. As this will be ticketed, you will not need to sign in via the QR code.
Please arrive early to the mass you have booked as you will need to have your name marked off as attending by the covid marshall before entry.

Please note There MAY be the possibility that you will be refused entry due to the maximum numbers being reached.

Please find below the links to book for Christmas mass:
St James Forest Lodge
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/christmas-masses-st-james-and-st-bede-tickets-130750210399

St Benedict’s Broadway
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/christmas-eve-and-christmas-day-masses-at-st-benedicts-broadway-tickets-131127934181

These links will remain open for booking until 12 noon on Thursday 17th December and are also available on our website. There are poster’s in the church with QR codes that will take you to the link to book. Bookings can also be made by calling the office on 9660 1407.

As per the government directive, St James Forest Lodge and St Bede’s Pyrmont churches are able to have services and devotions for parishioners, with social distancing requirements and restrictions in place.
Maximum capacities under the 2sqm rule are:
St James Forest Lodge – 130 people
St Bede’s Pyrmont – 60 people*
*St Bede’s Pyrmont remains closed for services due to the low numbers allowed in the church.

MASS TIMES AND LOCATION

We will be holding Mass at the regular times for St James Forest Lodge and St Bede’s Pyrmont, but all 4 weekend Masses will be offered at ST JAMES Forest Lodge, as it is problematic to achieve the required social distancing at St Bede’s Pyrmont.
Mass times are:
Saturday – 5:00pm Vigil
Sundays – 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am

ATTENDING MASS – REQUIREMENTS

We are now using a QR Code scanning system and it it COMPULSORY for every person (including children of any age) who attends church to scan in before entry.
This system uses the camera on your smartphone – there is NO need to download an app.

We ask that you comply with the social distancing requirements, use the hand sanitiser upon entry and departure and we encourage you to also wear face masks.

Please note – There MAY be the possibility that you will be refused entry due to the maximum numbers being reached.

Parish Office

Parish office hours are Tuesday to Friday from 9:30am to 2:30pm.
The parish office will operate via telephone and email only.  

Our phone number is 02 9660 1407
Our email address is info@stjames-stbede.org.au   

Welcome to St James Forest Lodge & St Bede Pyrmont Parish

The parishes of St James Forest Lodge and St Bede Pyrmont are welcoming, supportive communities of believers inspired by the life of Jesus. We are called to make Christ present in our parishes, in our local community and in our world. These parishes are part of the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Our mission is to know Christ and to make him known; to be communities committed to discovering Christ present in each person through our ministry to each other, our service to the wider community, the joyful celebration of the Eucharist and other sacraments, and our active concern for social justice.