Changes (July 2020)

The recent changes to the pandemic rules allow the church to open for public mass, but with restrictions on number attending. See newsletters for details.  Initially there is to be 4 weekend masses, plus daily mass during week.  There is still no obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
Please note that all Masses from now on will be public, but with a maximum congregation of 50. The 11.00am Mass on Sunday will also be streamed for those who still cannot attend Mass, but other Masses will not. There is still no Sunday obligation so if you prefer you can come to a weekday Mass. There will be no Exposition this week
Welcome back to Mass. If you are coming : Wear a mask; Social distance when queuing: sanitise your hands on entry: Follow the one way system and instructions from stewards (wearing aprons to identify them). Communion in the hand only, no chalice. Instructions will be given by Fr Peter. Strict limit of 50, no exceptions. Box for offerings at back of church. Leave promptly, as instructed, at the end of Mass, not before. THERE ARE NO TOILETS AVAILABLE. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THE PARISH CENTRE.
From now on the Church will not be open for Private Prayer sessions as we will be celebrating public Masses every day. Please do not think this means we are back to normal: There are lots of restrictions and regulations. Masses can only be held in churches which have been approved as fulfilling the Covid secure conditions, so Mass cannot be celebrated at St Margaret’s. Numbers at St Mary’s are strictly restricted to 50 per Mass, first come first served, so Fr Peter is celebrating 4 weekend Masses (see Newsletter for times).

Maximum of 50 persons allowed to attend.
Face covering must be worn.
Sanitise hands on entry and exit. 
Communion in the hand only.
Follow one way system. 
Maintain social distance inside and outside church.
No singing.

Currently it is not possible to open St Margret's church but hopefully this will change soon.  

 This is going to feel strange but is for the best. 
Clearly no one will be able to make foodbank donations at church but as far as we know you can still donate in some of the supermarkets. 

If you need any help please contact us via the presbytery or the Facebook  page and we will do our best to help. 

Keep smiling, keep praying and God bless you all.   


Deacon Wells, 24/06/2020