Church Opening and Public Mass

Mass With the exception of the Friday evening Exposition, we have returned to the usual pattern of weekday and Sunday Services. All Masses will be open to the public and advance booking is not required. 

Church Opening The church will be open from 8am in the morning until 7pm or after the evening Mass. People are welcome to visit at any time, but will need to sign in by bringing a piece of paper with your name and contact details on it, by using the NHS Track and Trace App or by completing a Visitor Card. If you make a visit during the day we would ask that you use the cleaning materials available to sanitise the seat and surfaces you have touched. 

Hand Hygiene and Distancing Although some restrictions are being relaxed we would ask people to wear a face mask, to sanitise their hands on entering and leaving, to maintain their distance from others and to record their presence using the NHS Trace & Trace or one of the Visitor Cards. 

Seating Capacity The seating capacity for the church is determined by the need for distancing and is influenced by the number of individuals and households present at any one time. Following a meeting of our Re-opening Planning Group the seating capacity has been fixed at between 120-150 people, with a maximum of 6 people or 1 household per bench. 

Holy Communion Going forward the distribution of Holy Communion at our weekday Masses will take place at the usual time. At weekends however it will be distributed after the final blessing and there will be two distribution points at the front. When coming up for Holy Communion please do not crowd into the centre aisle. Please process up a row at a time and in an orderly way, maintaining single file and a distance from the person in front. 

Offertory Collection We continue to encourage people to give by Standing Order, Virgin Money Giving or by using the contactless point in the porch, however if you wish to make a cash offering as you leave please use the box next to the font or the baskets/buckets at the church door. 

Please note: All masses are now live streamed via the church YouTube channel.
For latest information please see our website parish news page and this week’s parish bulletin.

Revised Mass Times

Weekends

Public masses and live streamed:

  • Saturday at 10am and 6pm
  • Sunday at 8am, 9.00am* (Marshalswick), 9.30am, 11.30am and 6pm

*From 26th September

Weekdays

Public masses and live streamed:

  • Monday to Friday* at 10am
  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 7pm

 

*First Friday of the month only

Updated 16th September 2021