Changes to the restrictions
You will see that we have made a few changes within the Church when you next attend Mass. These are in line with the information provided by the Bishops of England and Wales following the easing of restrictions.
We still feel that our well ventilated Church is a safe place to visit and we encourage the continued use of masks and hand sanitiser and ask for responsible behaviour by avoiding getting too close to others whilst indoors, in order to add that extra layer of safety for the good of our whole community.
Should these changes cause you concern, we have kept a marked out area which remains socially distanced and where we insist masks are worn. This provides a place to sit whilst at Mass for those who may otherwise not feel comfortable to attend. We do not want to exclude anyone from attending so hope this helps those who feel uneasy about the lifting of restrictions.
We ask people to still book a place at Mass using the Eventbright link and use the QR code on arrival to assist with the test, track & trace programme.
These changes will increase capacity within the Church but there is still no obligation to attend Mass at the weekend, so please feel free to come along on a Tuesday at 7.30pm, Thursday at 10am or Friday at 7.30pm which have lower numbers attending.
Masses at the weekend are Saturday at 6.00pm and Sunday at 9.30am.
We hope to reintroduce music more and more over the next few months and start to bring back other aspects of our liturgy in time but, at present, Holy Mass remains a simple, shorter but still beautiful service.
We hope to see you all soon.
Let us pray for the world to recover from this pandemic and pray for those whose lives have been lost.
May God bless you all.