Latest Guidelines for Attending Church

Updated 16th December 2021

In view of the rapidly increasing numbers of Covid cases resulting from the new variant (‘Omicron’) we are taking the following steps, with effect from Sunday, 19th December:
(1) TWO-CHAIR GAP BETWEEN HOUSEHOLDS: Please ensure there is a two-chair gap between yourself and others from different households
(2) NO TEA/COFFEE IN PARISH CENTRE AFTER MASS
(3) NO CHILDREN’S/TEENS’ LITURGY IN PARISH CENTRE, DURING MASS

The following still apply:

  • Booking is not required
  • During Masses, and inside the church, please wear a face covering (now mandatory unless exempted on medical grounds) 
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided on entering the church
  • Singing by the congregation is permitted – face masks should continue to be worn whilst singing – this is to avoid inadvertent spread of droplet infection.  Music and singing will be led from the chapel.  We ask you to sing gently!   
  • Please follow the guidance of stewards at Communion 
  • At the Offertory two people may bring up the gifts of bread and wine. [They should sanitise their hands.]
  • Within the church, please respect and maintain social distance between households. It’s natural to want to chat with friends, but if you do so inside the church, you may be making others nearby feel uncomfortable – please save your chat for outdoors!

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We will make further changes as and when we feel it is safe to do so – depending on rates of infection and hospitalisation locally