THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD -MASSES AT ST MARY’S
The Parish Pastoral Council met to discuss preparations for the Christmas season. It was agreed that following release from the current lockdown restrictions, Masses will be celebrated at the following times over the Christmas season:
5.30PM THURSDAY 24TH DECEMBERChristmas Eve
10AM FRIDAY 25TH DECEMBERChristmas Day
5.30PM SATURDAY 26TH DECEMBERVigil Mass for Sunday
10AM SUNDAY 27TH
Advanced Pre-booking Only
Please Contact: Roger Hall on 01842 761878
If you have not booked a place you will not be able to attend. Walk-Ins will not be permitted under any circumstances.
Further guidance: Christmas is often a time when families and friends meet and attend Mass. The Covid pandemic has imposed restrictions on how this may be done which, for the safety of all concerned, we need to heed.
The Government’s guidance on how groups (‘bubbles’) of people may gather, and thus attend Mass, may be summarised as follows:”Up to may form a Christmas bubble, between 23rd-27thDecember, to meet together at home, in places of worship and public outdoor spaces.
There is no limit on the number of people in a Christmas bubble, but the bubble is limited to three households and cannot be changed once formed. Existing support bubbles count as one household towards the three-household limit. When a Christmas bubble books to attend Mass, they will effectively be treated as one booking and may sit together (bench spaces permitting). Multiple Christmas bubbles may book to attend Christmas Masses.
Those not in a Christmas bubble can book to attend Christmas Masses as a household or individual, as usual.Forming a bubble if you are vulnerable or extremely vulnerable carries additional risks. The more people you see, the more likely it is that you will catch or spread Covid-19. Consider these risks carefully before agreeing to form a bubble.”