The Sunday obligation has not yet been re-imposed by our bishops. Nevertheless, I am sure that many of you will be eager to return to Mass and Holy Communion as soon as possible. Public Masses have now begun again in our parish. The weekly Mass schedule will be, initially, as follows:
St Austin’s Church
Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.15pm Sundays: 8.00a.m 9.00a.m. 10.00a.m 11.00a.m. 6.00p.m.
Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12.00 noon
English Martyrs Church Saturday 12.00 noon
At each Mass there will be 40 places available. There are 35 places available to be booked online through our website and the remaining 5 by contacting the parish office between 10.00a.m and 11.00a.m. Please book you place giving at least 24 hours notice. If you do find after you have booked that you cannot attend please amend your booking. YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK EACH TIME YOU ATTEND MASS though you do not have to attend the same Mass every week.
FROM SATURDAY 8th AUGUST IT WILL BE COMPULSORY TO WEAR A FACE COVERING AT ALL SERVICES IN THE CHURCHES.
Please do not arrive until fifteen minutes before Mass as cleaning may well still be taking place from the previous celebration.
HOW TO BOOK A PLACE:
To attend any Mass, you will need to register online through ‘Eventbrite’ in a booking system specially designed for church use. The registration will enable the stewards at Mass who to expect and will have your contact details as part of the track and trace system should anyone develop symptoms of COVID-19. The information will be kept for three weeks.