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Parish Priest

Canon Paul Cummins
The Presbytery
Radway Sidmouth
Devon EX10 8TW

01395 513340

Opening Times

Week commencing 06/7/2020


Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday OPEN 10am-12noon
Thursday closed
Friday OPEN 10am-12noon
Saturday closed
Sunday OPEN 2pm-4pm


Welcome to the parish website of The Church of The Most Precious Blood‚ Sidmouth within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth. Our parish priest is Canon Paul Cummins and he lives in the presbytery.

Everyone is welcome here, no matter who you are or where you are on your faith journey. If you have lost touch with us for a while we would be delighted to see you again and listen to your story.

As we journey through these strange and challenging times, may we hold fast to our faith and trust in our ever loving Father, and hold on to the hope and joy that only He can bring.




Coronavirus update

We are delighted that the church is now open (for private individual prayer only) on Wednesdays 10am-12noon, Fridays 10am-12noon and Sundays 2pm -4pm. We are looking forward to welcoming you back into the church, and thank you in advance for following the printed signs and directions of the stewards in order to keep you and others safe.



Dear brothers and sisters,

As you may already know, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference has suspended all public acts of worship in churches until further notice, following official advice, and in order to keep each other safe, save lives, and support the NHS.

So from now on, all daily and weekend Masses, prayer groups and all other parish activities in Sidmouth are cancelled. Your obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is obviously removed during this pandemic, as per the teaching of the Church (CCC 2181).

Please see Bishop Mark's decree and his letter to priests in Plymouth Diocese, as well as the letter from Cardinal Vincent Nichols for further information. In addition, Bishop Mark issued a message to the diocese on Thursday 19th March, which you can find here.

We have also been told by the Government, and the Catholic Bishop's Conference, to keep the church locked. This does not mean that we cease to be a community of prayer; I will still be celebrating Mass (albeit alone) in the Church, and I will be remebering you in my prayers as I do so. Please continue to keep the rhythm of your own prayer life too. Although we cannot gather physically, we still gather with the whole Chrurch around the Lord in prayer. When you pray, you are never alone. Obviously this is a very strange and difficult time for us all. Please keep the community in your prayers, and be assured of ours for you too. If you require assistance with shopping or would like someone to ring you for a chat during this time, or if there is anything else we can do to help, please let the parish office know on sidmouth@prcdtr.org.uk or 01395 513340.

Similarly, if you do not fall into any of the at risk categories and would like to offer your assistance, please let us know so we can co-ordinate our responses and get help to the people who need it.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" Joshua 1:9

with love and prayers, Fr Paul

Pope Francis' prayer intention

Catholics in China: we pray that the Church in China may perservere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.

PPC meeting - January

The notes of the most recent PPC meeting are available here.

General Data Protection Regulations

If you have not already done so, please fill in this form and return it to the parish office. Many thanks for your help.

The Plymouth Diocese privacy policy is available here. For more information please contact the Diocesan team at dpm@prcdtr.org.uk