Our Church is now closed even for Private Prayers until further notice. This includes access to key holders (except in cases of emergency).
In line with The Prime Minister’s statement, no churches in the diocese should open again until these restrictions are lifted. This means further restrictions on weddings and baptisms, none of which should now take place.
Please encourage your parishioners to live our Faith in a different way. They can create somewhere in their homes that they and their family can go to pray during these days and remind them that although the Church building may be closed, the Church continues in each of us.
Private mass can still be offered and I am thankful to all those who have been able to make this available via streaming.
These are unprecedented times and it vital that we all do our part to protect the most vulnerable.