COVID 19 - Re-opening Procedures and Updated Mass Times

With the mandatory social distancing, St Bride’s can hold around 24 places for Mass, and St Peter’s can hold around 60 places. Families and couples can sit together. The Bishops have suspended the Sunday Obligation until the pandemic passes. Places are very restricted, so if at all possible, please attend one of the weekday Masses if you can, and leave the Vigil and Sunday Masses for those who can only come at the weekend. We are strictly limited to the number of people allowed in Church at any one time.
The procedures for coming to Church are as follows:
Wearing a face covering, using the sanitising wipes as we enter Church, the Stewards will allocate you a seat for Mass (please remain in this place during Mass), entering Church by the main entrance and leaving by the side exits. We are waiting clarification about the requirement to fill in our contact details. There are no toilet facilities available. If you should require wheelchair access, please let the Stewards know and they will assist you. The Parish Collection will be in the plastic buckets as we enter Church [Offertory Collection] and also as we leave [Building Fund Collection]. 
These measures cause a great deal of inconvenience, extra work and preparation. However, it is the price we will have to pay to return to our Parish Church and receive the sacraments as long as the pandemic endures. Please reassure any apprehensive Parishioners that the Church is safe for public worship; we have regular procedures for cleaning and the entire Church building is sanitised before and after use each time.
Updated Mass Times:
Sunday Mass at St Peter’s at 10.30am;
St Bride’s at 12.15pm.
The Vigil Mass at St Bride’s won’t start up again and the Vigil Mass at St Peter’s will be at the normal time of 5.30pm.
The weekday Masses at St Peter’s will be Monday to Saturday at 10am. St Bride’s will also have a weekday Mass, on Fridays at 12 noon.
All Masses at St Peter’s will be live-streamed, however, the Masses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am, on Saturdays at 5.30pm and on Sundays at 10.30am will be public Masses.
The Masses at St Bride’s on Fridays at 12 noon, and on Sundays at 12.15pm will also be public Masses.