There is an engineer visiting today so we hope to be back up and running asap!
Since the latest Government roadmap date in May there have been many restrictions eased in various sectors. Luckily the rates of infection are now very slight in our region and rates of vaccination are speedily growing - for those eligible of course.
We pray with thanks for the work of all involved in this amazing vaccination success story!
We look forward to the easing of further restrictions when the time is right for the country, but for now, under the guidance of the Catholic Bishops, our public Masses at St Augustine's will continue in the same way, with wearing of masks, sanitising of hands, ventilation, social distancing, and communion under 1 form - We ask you to continue to book a place at Mass using our Eventbright link, so we can control the numbers we can safely fit into Church and also for the track and trace system.
So, from 1st June onwards, Fr Frank will hear confessions AFTER 7.30pm MASS each Tuesday evening for the foreseeable future. We have chosen Tuesday evenings to fit in with our current sanitisation plans but this day/time may change as those restrictions ease in the future - we will keep you posted.
If you wish to come to confession please stay in your seats when the Mass has ended (please do not move seats to sit near to the confessionals) and then sanitise your hands before entering the confessional box.
Our Church remains a very safe place to visit for Mass and we will continue to be led by the regulations and do all we can to help it remain that way. We are very pleased that an average of 200+ people come to Mass over the course of each week - this is so encouraging as we all try to get back to normal life. We wish to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered and to all those who have abided by the regulations and helped to keep each other safe at Holy Mass over the past year.