Statement from the President and the Vice-President of the Conference on the Prime Minister's Statement

Saturday, October 31st, 2020 @ 10:23 pm

This evening, the Prime Minister announced further widespread restrictions in England beginning on Thursday 5 November. The Government have published their New National Restrictions Guidance on their website here. Whilst there was no formal announcement on Places of Worship by the Prime Minister, there is clear guidance on this website that places of worship will be required to end all acts of collective worship, except for funeral ceremonies. In response the following statement is issued by the President and Vice-President of the Bishops' Conference.


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These procedures are the "new normal" and are there to protect everyone by making every possible effort to keep the risk of infection as low as possible.

If you do not wish to do things according to the "new normal" then you should not come to church at this time.

Please note that Places of Worship are exempt from the Government's latest regulations which come into effect from Monday 14th September placing a limit of six persons for social gatherings.

The church therefore remains open and Mass continues to be celebrated with the procedures continuing to be strictly followed.