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
Step 4 Guidance for Communal Worship during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This Guidance is offered to the Dioceses of England and Wales as the country moves into Step 4 (19 July) of the Government Covid-19 Response Roadmap published in February 2021. This date has been delayed by five weeks as the Government wanted to ensure that a greater proportion of the public had received the vaccine before moving to this point.
It is important to reiterate that as Step 4 is reached, the general principles of continuing to create a safe environment in places of worship and their ancillary buildings are not abandoned. Indeed, the way forward must be a collective endeavour of all involved in the daily life of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Recognition of the presence of the virus in the population means that certain preventative practices will still be required, and this is important to ensure that Diocesan trustees are seen to be discharging their Health and Safety duties.
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!