Covid-19 – Update on church procedures

Although the Government has issued certain guidelines we have been urged to keep in place social distancing in light of the still highly contagious nature of the virus. We are slowly introducing gentle changes over the next few weeks. We will still be continuing the seating system that is in place enabling people to gather safely in the church. After all Masses the church continues to be sanitised.

We are asked to sanitise our hands on the way in and out of church and to wear our masks for the short term. The Sign of Peace a and Offertory procession are still to be omitted and we are asked to continue to receive Holy Communion on the hand. You are invited to join us online in particular if experiencing Covid-like symptoms or are close contacts with others who may have contracted the virus.

The only change that will be evident is during private prayer during the day. The barriers are being extended and people are encouraged to visit the different shrines as normal. Our thanks to our ministers of the Eucharist and stewards who are on hand to help with the organisation of our safe celebration of the Eucharist each day.