Mass Guidelines

We have gained some sense of normality in the church over the past year, but we still need to be cautious while Covid-19 poses a threat. The following guidelines continue to apply for the time being:

  • There is no longer any formal limit on Mass attendance, but admissions for Mass may need to be restricted in order to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Anyone who is showing any of the symptoms of Covid-19, or of any other illness that might be contagious, should not come to the church.
  • Face masks are no longer mandatory in church, but they are recommended while spending time in close proximity to others.
  • Hand-sanitising units are available and should be used as you enter the church.  They are pedal-operated – hold your hand under the white dispenser and then press the pedal with your foot.
  • Votive candles may be lit on the candle stands around the church.
  • Copies of the newsletter are available at the church entrance.  Recent issues of the weekly newsletter can also be read online via the News page.  You can use the Alerts service to have the latest copy emailed to you every week.  (You will find the link to subscribe to Alerts at the bottom of this page.)
  • Ministers of Communion should wear a face covering while they are distributing the Sacrament. After receiving Holy Communion themselves, they should put on their mask and then sanitise their hands before distributing Holy Communion to others.
  • There is no offertory collection for the time being, but there is a wall box in the main porch in which you can place your donations for the parish, as well as an Offerings box at the front of the church.  The preferred method of giving is by direct payment to the parish bank account.  You can find the details you need, for making a one-off payment or setting up a standing order, on the Donations page.

As you enter the church, please use the hand-sanitiser unit before you pass through the inner doors. Press the pedal with your foot to release the hand gel.