Following the latest Bishops Conference’s guidance, Our Lady of the Rosary Church is open for public Masses. These are on:
Saturday evening (Vigil Mass): 6 pm
Sunday morning: 8 am and 10 am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings: 9:30 am
CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES – Covid-19 Route Map: Step 4 Guidance – From 19 July 2021
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Key actions at Our Lady of the Rosary to reduce the risk of covid transmission.
Continuing for now:
– We will continue to provide hand sanitiser at entrances and exits.
Face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn by those in church.
Ventilation and general cleaning to a good standard with attention to frequent touch points will be maintained.
Stewards will continue to assist parishioners and help with the cleaning after each Mass.
Holy Communion will continue to be under one kind and Fr Gregory will take it to the parishioners.
No physical contact for the sign of peace.
– Track and Trace QR code will be available on entrance and people are encouraged to use it.
– Social Distancing and Capacity – Increase to a maximum of four family groups per pew.
– One way system will no longer apply. Entry and Exit will be through the main doors.
– Offertory Collection baskets will be placed in the porch.
To reconsider for November:
Congregational singing will not be introduced for now.
Re-introduction of Ministers of Holy Communion, Readers, Catechists, etc will follow a phased approach.
Please continue to follow the guidance on distance, hygiene and face coverings. Always check the newsletter for updates on Mass times or possible closures. See Weekly Newsletter page.
NHS Test and Trace team encourage you to download the NHS COVID-19 app
. The Church has its QR code
at the entrance to the Church for parishioners to check in as they enter. This will allow you to be notified if you have been near someone suspected of having coronavirus. More information on the App from the NHS is here.
At least two stewards/volunteers should be present in the Church during weekend Masses and the Church needs to be cleaned at the end of each Mass.
Thank you to those who have already volunteered to serve as stewards and to help sanitise the church each day. If you want to be part of the team to help keep our Church open for public Mass, please contact the parish office.
When attending Mass, if you possibly can, please check if help is needed to sanitise the church at the end. Many hands… make light work!