Our focus is to protect those who have not yet been vaccinated and those who remain anxious given the rise in Delta variant cases.
To ensure that we protect those who are the most vulnerable in our parish, Fr Anthony and the PPC have agreed that our Covid-19 safety measures will be released in stages to ensure that we continue to keep everyone safe. For the time being, we ask that all visitors to our Church continue to show compassion and respect for others and keep a safe distance.
We encourage you to:
Use the NHS Covid App to register your visit.
Take regular lateral flow tests if you are unvaccinated or are in other ways more at risk of contracting Covid as a result of your work or lifestyle.
Maintain good ventilation at all times by ensuring that the Church doors remain open when you visit.
Keep informed in relation to the risks by reading Professor Spector’s blog.
Weekend Masses are popular, so arrive promptly to have time to find a seat and occasionally alternative your attendance to other Weekday Masses.
As at Friday, 22nd October 2021
Barriers will be removed for Sunday Masses at 09:30, 11:00, and 18:00 so that more rows are available. If you prefer more seating space, pick up one of our new A5 laminated cards (available at the entrance) and once you have found a seat, place it next to you so that others are aware not to sit too close.
Barriers will remain in place for Saturday 18:00 Mass and Sunday 08:00 Mass. We encourage those who prefer more personal space
to attend these two Masses especially if you are vulnerable etc.
At all times we continue to encourage one metre social distancing, sanitising hands, and face-coverings when entering the Church, unless exempt.
All Masses will remain reasonably shorter (singing is allowed with face-coverings), there will be a brief homily and there will be an offertory procession. We will not be having an offertory collection so we would like to encourage you to use the red buckets at the entrance and exits or to donate online via our Just Giving page. Alternatively, we have contactless technology near the notice board for donations and people can also organise standing orders. If you have an envelope, please put it through the Presbytery door.
We have the donations covered!