The obligation for Sunday Mass attendance remains in abeyance for the time being which means you can attend Mass on any day.
Unfortunately, this does not mean that we are back to where we were before the lock down. The guidance that we have been instructed to put in place for the opening of the church for private prayer will apply even more for those attending Mass, and from the weekend of the 12 September we will be putting in place a track and trace system.
The guidelines for attending Mass are as follows:
Enter through the main doors.
Use the hand sanitiser.
Post your completed Test and Trace slip in the box.
Follow the stewards' guidance at Communion.
There is a one-way system in operation.
Please exit the church through the side door left of the altar.
Sanitise your hands again
The doors will remain open to allow a free flow of air and reduce the risk of people touching the door handles.
Please do not go on or behind the altar. Candles cannot be lit.Toilets are not available.
There will be 10.00a.m. Mass each Wednesday. The Saturday Vigil Mass will be at 6.00p.m. and on Sundays, Mass will be at 10.30a.m. From the 13 September we will be reinstating the Sunday Mass at 8 30am
Attendance will be on a first come basis as we will have a maximum attendance of 70 people. Stewards will be present to remind you to sanitise and show you to your seats.
Track and Trace System
In line with government guidance we will be assisting the NHS Test and Trace service by requiring parishioners to provide name and contact details (usually a phone number.) We can then provide the service with requests for that data if needed for contact tracing and the investigation of local outbreaks.
The records will be kept for 21 days and then shredded.
Everyone attending Mass should complete a NHS Test & Trace slip and post it in the box in the narthex on entering the building (slips will be provided for anyone who does not bring one with them- bring your own pen if possible!).
You can download the slips here
Bring a completed one every time you attend Mass.
Face Coverings You will be aware that face coverings are currently mandatory on public transport as well as in shops and in supermarkets. Following a change in government advice on the 24th July 2020 people are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces including places of worship. You are therefore asked to wear a face covering when you come to Mass from the 8th August.
Coronavirus Mass Times:
Sunday 8:30am (to restart from 13 September)
limit of 75 people per mass