CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES Covid-19 Route Map: Step 4 Guidance Introduction This Guidance is offered to the Dioceses of England and Wales as the country moves into Step 4 (19th July) of the Government Covid-19 Response Roadmap published in February 2021. This date has been delayed by 5 weeks as the Government … [Read more…]

Pope Francis message to Grandparents & Older People

Dear Grandfathers and Grandmothers, Dear Elderly Friends, “I am with you always” (Mt 28:20): this is the promise the Lord made to his disciples before he ascended into heaven. They are the words that he repeats to you today, dear grandfathers and grandmothers, dear elderly friends. “I am with you always” are also the words … [Read more…]

Confirmation Group 2021

The Confirmation Group in St Michael’s has been meeting since the beginning of January, we are 9 young people to be confirmed, and one other young person who has been confirmed but came to join our group. We had the first 8 meetings of our programme on zoom, so we did not get the chance … [Read more…]

Gradual unlocking

1.We may now have congregations with 1 metre distancing up to half our full capacity, with all the usual things in place e.g. wearing of masks, ventilation, hand sanitising etc.. 2. Communal singing at Mass is still restricted to a cantor or a choir unless Mass is celebrated outside the church. 3. Altar Servers may … [Read more…]