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We are very happy that our Churches are again open for public prayer and worship. To enable all to gather safely and to help ensure that further progress can be made against the Covid 19 Coronavirus pandemic we ask all using our Churches to observe the following.Β 
Because of social distancing people will have to be at least two meters apart when in Church. This means there are only a limited number of places available in both Churches. In St Joseph’s there are 65 places available and in St Patrick’s 18 places available. One place counts for either one person or two people from the same household.Β 
We recommend that you book a place in advance for Sundays. You can do this byΒ calling orΒ texting 07709 133971 on Saturdays from 10am-1.00pm.Β Β 
Families who have funerals, months memories or anniversaries will be given priority. In their case they will be asked to contact the above number and let us know how many will be attending.Β Β 
You must wear a facemask in the Churches.
You can only enter through the main door and exit by the side doors in St Joseph’s.
At the main doors of both Churches, you will be asked for your name and this will be recorded. An Usher will show you to the seat allocated for you. You must remain in this seat for the duration of the mass or the ceremony.
Baskets will be left on tables near the entrance and exits of the Churches for the collection. Please leave your contribution in one of these.Β 
Holy Communion will be at the end of Mass after which you will leave the Church (via the side doors in St Joseph’s). You can collect the Parish Bulletin as you exit the ChurchesΒ Β 

If you cannot get a place in the Churches or choose otherwise you can still join in the ceremonies by listening to them on the speakers outside the Churches or online as we have been doing for the past year. We also hope that as we move forward, we will be able to review the situation and if it is deemed to be safe the restrictions can be relaxed. In the meantime, we hope and wish that everyone remains safe.Β 

NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CAN GATHER FOR SPECIAL SERVICES:Β 
More people can now attend Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. The same conditions regarding Sunday and weekday masses will apply.Β 
People must wear face masks, give their name at the door and sit in the places allotted to them in the Church.Β 
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