Coronavirus Information


Re-Opening of Churches

As of 4th July 2020 our Churches are permitted to re-open for both private prayer and public liturgies, subject to some restrictions. We have produced a series of fact sheets (below) to help parish priests and administrators prepare their churches for the re-opening.

Whilst these factsheets contain the general guidelines for our parishes, the government recommends that priests only open their Churches when they determine it is safe to do so.

We encourage parish priests to re-open at a pace that is right for local circumstances and for them, mindful that some of our clergy are in the category designated ‘at risk’. We are grateful for the understanding of our parishioners and for their support at this time.

September Guidelines Update

Fact Sheets

Guidelines for

Public Masses

Guidelines for Weddings & Funerals

Sacraments of Initiation Guidelines

Guidelines for

Ministry to the Sick

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Philip

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We do not know why God in His providence has allowed this pandemic to occur. What we do know is that He has given us victory through the death and resurrection of His Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ

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