Church opening for private prayer:

Following on from the Government’s announcement that churches may open for private prayer, arrangements have been made for our church to be open at the following times:

Sunday: 10am – 12noonWednesday: 9am – 10am
Tuesday: 6.30pm – 7.30pmFriday: 9am – 10am

Please note that Church will be opened for the first time on FRIDAY 19th JUNE.

If you are able to take this opportunity to visit church it is important that we adhere to the Government’s ‘Covid-19 Secure’ guidelines which will allow people to remain safe and avoid transmission of the virus whilst outside of their homes.

It is recommended that people who have serious underlying health conditions or who have a temperature or cold or flu-like symptoms should not visit church at the present time.

Our church will be reopened in a suitable, safe and secure manner as follows –
➢ Two Stewards will facilitate the opening of church on each day to direct and assist visitors to maintain the ‘social distancing’ rules;
➢ The doors into and out of church will be kept open for ventilation and to avoid the need to constantly sanitise the handles;
➢ Visitors should:
• enter church by the Baptistery door and leave by the door in the Tower porch following the one-way system which is in place;
• use the hand sanitiser provided, as they enter and leave church; • avoid touching any items/surfaces un-necessarily;
• adhere to the social distancing rules and only sit in the allocated seating as directed by stewards;
• limit their time in church If the maximum agreed number of visitors has been reached; if this occurs stewards will ask further visitors to wait outside church whilst maintaining social distancing;
• take away with them any printed material that they have picked up while in church;
the toilet facilities will not be available;

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Visitors wishing to receive the Sacrament should speak with Fr Phil who will hear Confessions in a suitable area outside church where social distancing can be maintained.

Offertory Basket
A Collection basket will be available at the back of the church in which visitors can place their Offertory Envelope or other offering.

Fairtrade orders in an envelope can be placed in a basket at the back of church. Please ensure the envelope is clearly marked FAIRTRADE and with your name.

Further announcements, weekly newsletters, homilies and other information will be posted on the parish website, Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Please note that live streaming of Mass and daily prayer from Shrewsbury Cathedral remains available here:

Diocese of Shrewsbury – Live Streams

Canon Philip Moor

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