After the three months of lockdown. We are delighted that the government
is allowing places of worship to open for Holy Mass by following the guidelines laid down. Many thanks to the Health and Safety team who have introduced the social distancing and safety procedures
and the stewards needed to welcome safely back all our parishioners and visitors to both our churches.
Also, we have been busy preparing the church as laid down by the
guidelines; available sanitise for hands on entry/leaving, floor markings and signage etc.
There are changes to the way we attend and move round the church to
ensure the safety of those attending.
Stewards will be there to monitor your safety and direct you to your
seat, there is a limit to the number that can sit in the church, so we have had to reduce the number of available seating indicated by a green tick, red cross are not for seating
Stewards will direct you for Holy Communion.
We are observing one metre distancing and of course face
coverings are required, I do have a supply if you forget to bring yours.
There will be no offertory procession or collection during Mass, but a
box is available in the porch for you to leave your offering.
Gathering in groups in the church after Mass is not permitted,
so please leave the church straight after Mass, starting from the backrow and leaving under the guidance of the Stewards, then out onto the church grounds grass area, were you will be able to chat to
those you haven't seen for a while, bearing in mind social distancing.
Refreshments will not be available after Mass.
Please note: that only in a dire emergency there will be
All this will only continue until we return to normality without any
restrictions due to this terrible pandemic.
I remind you, that please be assured that you are currently not
obliged to attend Sunday Mass.
Out of concern for others, you ought not to attend if the following apply:
1)You are sick, for example, if you are experiencing cold or flu like
2) You are experiencing symptoms of a serious illness, or if you are in
the “vulnerable” category (the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, people with long term conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart conditions etc.)
3)It is envisaged that the Sunday obligation will not be imposed until
the latter phases of the lifting of restrictions.