Under the National Lockdown Guidance, it is permitted to attend places of worship for a service. See Full National Lockdown Guidance from the Bishops’ Conference here.
Following this 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
Please do note the England-wide lockdown. You MUST follow the strict guidance on distance, hygiene and face coverings. Always check the newsletter for updates on Mass times or possible closures. See Weekly Newsletter page.
The church will open 15 minutes before Mass and close immediately after Mass. You must wear a face-covering. Only 26 individuals/households will be allowed in the main church and 12 in the annexe, to ensure social distancing. You must use the sanitiser provided to clean your hands on entry to and exit from the church. You must also have filled in a contact card to allow tracing afterwards if needed. At all times you must follow Fr Gregory’s and the stewards’ instructions. Full details here. Contact cards to download here.
NHS Test and Trace team encourage you to download the NHS COVID-19 app
. In line with the law, the Church has its QR code
on a board 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.
To keep our Church open safely for public Masses – WE NEED YOU!
At least two stewards/volunteers must be present in the Church throughout the time it is open for public Mass 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. 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!