You will be pleased to hear that we shall be resuming the celebration of Mass with effect from Thursday 9th July.
Unfortunately we are not yet able to return to our normal daily Mass schedule, and there will only be one weekend Mass. Days and times are as follows:
Thursday – Mass at 10 am
Sunday – Mass at 10.30
Areas of the Church have been taped off so that social distancing can be observed. The current capacity of the Church is limited to 22, however, there is some flexibility if parishioners from the same household share one bench. There is also space for 15 people in the annexe.
We are not asking you to book a space at Mass, however, as there is currently no obligation to attend Mass on Sunday, we hope that those of you who can will come on Thursday, leaving the Sunday Mass for those who work.
You will be required to sanitize your hands as you enter and leave the Church, however, please do not come to Church if you or anyone in your household has COVID symptoms, or if you are in the clinically extremely vulnerable category. Face coverings are discretionary, please supply your own if you wish to wear one.
For the time being, Mass will be shorter than usual so please ensure that you arrive in good time. There will be no Prayer of the Faithful and Communion will be distributed as you leave the Church in accordance with current guidelines. Father Martin will for now not be available to greet you after Mass.
There will be no Children’s Liturgy for the foreseeable future.
Please bring books/toys for your children if needed and ensure that they remain in the bench with you throughout the service.
I am sorry if this all seems unnecessarily regimented, unfortunately it is a sign of the times that we are living through. We will review the arrangements as time goes on and weather permitting; we hope to have our normal Sunday Mass outside on the lawn.