Welcome to St Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church
- a friendly parish in the heart of the City of Lincoln.

St Hugh's Rectory, Broadgate, Lincoln, LN2 5AQ
Tel: 01522 528961,  Email: office@sthughslincoln.org.uk

Parish Priest: Fr Matthew Jakes   Email: frmatthew@sthughslincoln.org.uk

Assistant Priest:  Fr Patrick Bassey  Email: frpatrick@sthughslincoln.org.uk

Deacon: Rev Peter Brogan   Email: peter@sthughslincoln.org.uk

Deacon: Rev David Knight   Email: david@sthughslincoln.org.uk

Deacon: Rev Kevin Pearson   Email: kevin@sthughslincoln.org.uk

Chaplain to the Polish Community: Fr Włodzimierz Pająk SChr  Tel: 01724 601087

Catholic Students’ Chaplain: Helen Townsend  Email: helen@sthughslincoln.org.uk
Assistant Students' Chaplain:  Barbara Grajek  Email: barbara@sthughslincoln.org.uk

Parish Secretary: Susan Weaver  Email: office@sthughslincoln.org.uk

Parish Safeguarding Representative:  Julie Webster  Email: thewebsterfamily@ntlworld.com

For more information on what is happening at St Hugh's this week
please take a look at our current newsletter.

If someone in your household displays symptoms of Covid19, then please stay at home. If you are in the shielding category, then please continue to protect yourself by staying at home as per government guidance, and praying for the Parish community.


Almighty God, we pray, give us holy priests to strengthen us in our Christian calling,
that we may be more closely conformed to Christ and share more effectively in his saving work.
Through their ministry at the altar, and by their administration of the sacraments,
may our lives be sanctified and become more closely associated with the redemptive sacrifice of Christ.
As they preach the Gospel and teach the faith may we be inspired to dedicate ourselves to the work of evangelisation.
As they serve our parishes may we be led into deeper communion of faith, hope and charity.
O God, bless our diocese also with men and women who will serve the mission of the Church
by taking religious vows, inspiring us with lives consecrated to you. 

 Mary Immaculate - pray for us, Saint Hugh of Lincoln - pray for us,
all the saints of our
Diocese - pray for us.  Amen.


Living God, you walk alongside us and speak to us throughout the Scriptures.  

Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears and shows us how to live for one another.  

Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds so that we may be your witnesses 

throughout the world.  Amen.




Latest News


    St Hugh’s will resume Masses with a congregation from next weekend Sunday, 12th July. 

    Mass times: Sunday at 9.30am and 6pm; Tuesday at 7pm; Thursday at 10am. (Polish language at 12.15pm).

    Sunday Obligation: A reminder that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended in the dioceses of England and Wales. Therefore please consider carefully if you feel safe and confident to come to the church for Mass. Please remember that people who are clinically vulnerable to Covid19 are still being advised to stay at home as much as possible.  If you are able to come on a weekday then please consider making that your weekly Mass for the time being and allow those who work during the week the first opportunity to come to one of the weekend Masses.

    Booking a Place at Mass:  Due to the present pandemic we need to adhere to the restrictions imposed on us to keep us all safe.  Only 40 people will be allowed in the church for each Mass and this will be done through a booking system.  

    If you would like to attend a Mass please book your place during the week.  This can be done by email: tickets@sthughslincoln.org.uk   If you are unable to access the internet please phone the parish office, 01522 528961, between 9am and 3pm Monday to Thursday.  Please state how many seats you need, your preferred day and most importantly a contact number so that we are able to confirm your seat with you.  Please note that you can only book a seat for yourself or members of YOUR OWN HOUSEHOLD as the numbers in each group will affect the seating allocation. Once the maximum number of places is reached no further bookings will be taken.  Please do not turn up at the church without having had your place confirmed by us as we will sadly have to turn you away. 

    Please arrive at the church in good time.  A steward will check you are on the list for Mass and will direct you to a seat. There is a one way system in operation and hand sanitisers are available for you to use at the front door.  All Mass sheets/Newsletters should be taken home with you. Holy  Communion will take place at the end of the Mass, you must receive it in your hand only, and when you do you must leave the church straight away so take your belongings with you when you go to Communion.  Please follow the advise of the stewards.

    Social Distancing and Face Coverings:  We will continue to follow the 2m guideline for social distancing as we can’t guarantee that we can make all the necessary mitigations to allow us to reduce to 1m. The use of face coverings is encouraged and if you wish to use one then please bring your own. If you wish to light a candle at the votive candle stands then please be aware of other people around you.

    St Hugh’s Churchwill continue to be open from 9am until noon on Saturdaysfrom now on until further notice. There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the altar throughout that period. Confessions are also available on request at the Rectory during this time.

    We regret that no toilet facilities will be available.

    If someone in your household displays symptoms of Covid19, then please stay at home.  If you are in the shielding category, 

    then please continue to protect yourself by staying at home as per government guidance, and praying for the Parish community.

    Posted 3 Jul 2020, 15:07 by Susan Weaver
  • Re-Opening of the church update

    The bishops are currently discussing the re-opening of our churches for public worship. Nothing has been decided just yet, but we are hopeful that we will be able to open up for Mass some time next month. We will be aiming to open on 11thand 12thJuly if all goes to plan. However, there may be restrictions on numbers and other social distancing measures. We must also bear in mind that Fr. Patrick has not yet returned, and so there is only one priest between two parishes. Furthermore, I may be called upon to say Mass elsewhere in the deanery where an elderly or ill priest is still unable to say a public Mass due to the restrictions. Therefore there will also be some changes to our weekday and Sunday Mass times. 

    Posted 27 Jun 2020, 02:19 by Susan Weaver
  • Church open on Saturday morning

    From Fr. Matthew:


    Many of you will have heard that churches are beginning to re-open for private prayer. This doesn’t mean every church, but only those which have been given government permission. Each church which feels it can meet the very stringent safety guidelines set by the government can apply to re-open, and permission will be given on a case by case basis. We are currently preparing to re-open our churches here in Lincoln, at the moment I cannot give a date when this will happen for all churches, Thankfully, permission has now been granted for St. Hugh’s Church to open from 9am until noon on Saturdays from now on until further notice. There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the altar throughout that period. Therefore, I ask for silence in the church. If you wish to speak to people you haven’t seen for a long time please do so outside as we have only been given permission to open for prayer. You will see that the church has been laid out to assist social distancing. A maximum of 40 people will be allowed in the church at any one time, so please be aware when you are praying in the church that others may be waiting outside. We regret that no toilet facilities will be available. These are the government guidelines, and it is important that we adhere to them and are seen to do so in order that our churches can open as soon as possible for public worship.


    Posted 19 Jun 2020, 11:52 by Susan Weaver
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