Covid 19

Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

Covid-19 Step 4 Guidance

This guidance has been prepared following discussions with officials from Public Health England and HM Government Places of Worship Task Force. Key to implementation of this guidance is the Government's understanding of moving away from centralised detailed regulation to prudent local judgements adopting a continuing cautious approach to easements. The key watchwords for the future steps are discernment of local conditions and careful consideration of what mitigations are needed in the light of these.

The QR code will still be available at the back of church and can be used for test, track and trace purposes. Hand Sanitiser will remain available and everyone coming into church should continue to sanitise their hands.  

The Sign of Peace will not be restored at present and Holy Communion will continue to be given in the traditional way also the Holy Water stoups will not be refilled at present. 

It is no longer necessary to have one-way systems or other restrictions on movement and the offertory collection can be resumed in church with baskets and all the usual ministers for the celebration of Sunday Mass can be restored.

 See Below for the Stewards Rota and the Readers Rota for the Vigil Mass and Sunday morning Mass