Services

Worship across the Parish


To book tickets for our regular services please scroll down.


As a parish, we take seriously our call to serve all those who live in our parish,

and the pastoral offices will happen in the week. 

 

Whilst we are excited to be open for public worship, we are very mindful COVID-19 is still with us. As such, being open brings with it certain risks. We will try to mitigate those risks by safety protocols. Our Parish is a place where people should feel safe, this is very important.  If you would like to attend public worship in our churches, please read through the details below. Thank you for your patience and compliance.

 

If you are sick, you must remain home and not come to church. If you are in any of the categories set by Government to self-isolate or shield, you should stay home. Also, if you are simply not comfortable being out, you can stay home. All of these are good decisions during this time of COVID-19, and the Church continues to not require anyone to attend Mass on Sundays or Holy Days. If you do come to the church to pray and then test positive with COVID-19 within 14 days of attendance, please notify the parish immediately by contacting the parish office by phone or email.


Is it be the same as before? No. - Though every effort has been made to make it as usual as possible. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before any service. Start time will be the same as before; Sunday 09:30 at St Matthew’s and 11:00 at St Mary’s, Tuesday 19:00 at St Matthew's and Friday 19:00 at St Mary's.

  • You will be led to your seat.
  • You will receive Communion from your seat.
  • You will be led from your seat at the end of Mass.
  • You will not be able to congregate in Church at all.

 

Due to the rules relating to maintaining social distance, the numbers are limited; up to 36 for St Matthew’s and up to 26 For St Mary’s on a Sunday.  The weekday Masses are limited to 10 for St Mary's and 8 for St Matthew's.

 

So how will that work? Places will be available on a ticket basis. When all the spaces have been allocated you will be asked if you want to be placed on the reserve list and will be contacted if a space becomes available. This also puts you on the list for the following week. Please let the office know if you are unable to make the Service so that someone else can be given your seat. So, how do I get a ticket? Simply look on the website or ring the office on a Monday between 12:00 and 15:00.  The new regulations also state that face coverings must be worn.  If you wish to light a candle, please bring your own lighter or matches.



In Summary

  • If you are sick, you must remain home and not come to church.
  • If you are in any of the categories set by Government to self-isolate or shield, you should stay home.
  • Face covering must be worn
  • Please bring a lighter/matches if you wish to light a candle

 

Please avoid any embarrassment and frustration; if you haven’t been allocated a ticket or are not wearing a face-covering then, unfortunately, we will be unable to let you into the church.

Book your tickets for Mass here.

Sunday Mass at St Matthew's.

Note tickets for the following Sunday close at 12:00 the day before.

Sunday Mass at St Mary's.

Note tickets for the following Sunday close at 12:00 the day before.

Sunday Evening - Evensong and Benediction (alternate weeks) at St Matthew's.

Note tickets for this Mass close at 00:00 saturday morning.

Wednesday Evening Mass at St Matthew's.

Note tickets for this Mass close at 23:00 the day before.

Friday Evening Mass at St Mary's.

Note tickets for this Mass close at 23:00 the day before.