Covid 19


Monday 9.30am; Tuesday 7.30pm; Wednesday 9.30am; Friday 12.30pm

Saturday 9.00am & 6.30pm (Vigil); Sunday 11.00am

Saint Anne's Church is able to use 36 benches which follow the 2m social distancing regulations. To enable parishioners to know they have a seat for Mass the Bishop has introduced a booking system which has now been installed on the parish website. ( Just press the button "Register for Mass" and book the tickets you want for a particular Mass. (Two people from the same house book one ticket and a family a four book two tickets). For those who do not have the internet you can phone: 01535 645 454 on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 11.00am - 12 Noon and tickets will be booked for you. It is also fine to turn up to see if there are spare seats. The Government regulations stipulate that you will need to sign in. It is important to arrive in good time to sanitize your hands and then be shown to your seat by a Steward.

The Weekly Bulletin - please take it home with you and do not return to the stand

Altar Servers - at present we are only allowed one server on the sanctuary but will let our servers know when this regulation changes.

Holy Communion will be administered with the priest standing behind the altar rails and Communion will be given in the hand. Communicants will return to their seats via the confessionals but Stewards will guide you.

Singing is not allowed by the congregation so the hymn books have been put into storage.

Readers at Mass will have a seat booked and should come forward to the lectern but will need to collect gloves from the sacristy before Mass.

Bidding Prayers are optional but if they take place will be read by the priest.

Confessions will be heard at the usual times on a Saturday or you can ask the priest after a weekday Mass. The kneeler and chair has been removed from the confessional and the penitent is asked to stand for confession and then a Steward will sanitize the handles etc after each penitent leaves. Confessions will finish prompt at 6.00pm on Saturday to vacate seats for the Vigil Mass.

The Weekly Offertory Collection will not be taken in the usual way but please leave you collection in the baskets either at the right side of the altar rails or at the side door as you leave church.