Services

The Church is a Field Hospital for Sinners.

Worship across the Parish

As from Sunday, 5th of July, our churches are open for Mass on a Sunday.


To Book tickets 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 reopen for public worship, COVID-19 is still with us. As such, re-opening will bring 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 until August 15th. 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.


Will it be the same as before lockdown? No.

 

Due to the rules relating to maintaining social distance, the numbers will be limited; up to 36 for St Matthew’s and up to 26 For St Mary’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 in 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.


Start time will be the same as before; 09:30 at St Matthew’s and 11:00 at St Mary’s. You will be led up for the receiving Communion and receive more details before the Service starts.  


In Summary

  • Mass starts Sunday 5th July, 09.30 @ SMAM, 11.00 @ SMVS
  • 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.

Friday Evening Mass at St Mary's.

Note tickets for the following Sunday close at 23:00 the day before.

(c) St Mary's and St Matthew's PCC