The four public weekly Masses in our Church are: 6.30pm on Saturday; 9.00am and 11.00am on Sunday; and 9.30am on Wednesday. The Church will be closed other than during these Masses. While the Holy obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be suspended, you are welcome to attend one of these Masses, especially the Wednesday Mass to reduce the weekend numbers.
The capacity of the Church is considerably reduced to meet the two metre distancing rules. Once full capacity has been reached no more people will be able to enter the Church.
You are advised not to attend Mass if you are medically vulnerable or if you are over 70 years of age. You must not attend Mass if you have Covid-19 or flu like symptoms.
Attendees from one household can sit together, but must maintain two metre distancing from other individuals or households.
To ensure compliance with pandemic regulations, when attending Mass please:
- Wear a face mask, unless exempt
- Follow the stewards’ instructions and requests
- Sanitise your hands on both entry and exit
- Follow the signed entrance and one-way system
- Don’t use the kneelers, toilets or water taps
- Observe the two metre distancing rule at all times
- Minimise contact with surfaces and other households
- Ensure children stay with parents/guardians at all times
- Complete an attendance contact card before leaving
There will be no singing or hymn books available and no printed copies of the newsletter. There will be a collection as you exit the Church.
All of the other Masses (i.e. those not listed above) in the Church during the week are being celebrated privately by Fr Mirek.
We are currently permitted to conduct funerals in the Church with up to 30 attendees, weddings with up to 15 attendees and baptisms with up to 5 attendees.
Thank you to the Parishioners who have volunteered as cleaners and stewards to enable us to open the Church for the Masses to take place, however, we urgently need more volunteers to continue having public Masses, so please seriously consider if you might be able to offer an hour or two of your time to help out.
The stewards manage the safe entrance, participation and exit of attendees and the cleaners sanitise the Church before and after each Mass.
If you are under 70 years of age and not shielding and wish to volunteer for these two roles then email the Parish office on email@example.com.