Cautious & Limited Reintroduction
of Time for Personal Prayer &
Public Mass in St Michael’s Church
People are advised that pandemic conditions still exist. You are asked to think of others by following restrictions. The fact remains that this virus is still being unknowingly transmitted and is still causing the death of some people, especially those with underlying pre-existent conditions, as well as a significant proportion of those over 70 years of age. Caution and precaution are still required. If you feel in any way unwell before you visit the church, please stay at home: you would safer and so would everyone else.
The opening of the church at this time will depend on visitors following the guidelines.
Please wear a Face Mask.
Monday to Sunday.
Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 7pm
Sunday: 8am - 8pm
Mass Times: Click on the Mass Times Tab.
Please note: The church will close for a period after each Mass in order to sanitise for the next liturgy or to set up for private prayer.
Entrance: The side door nearest the Parish Office.
Exit: The only exit is by the other side door, nearest the clergy house.
Maximum Number - Private Prayer: Only ten (10) people allowed in the church at any one time during the day.
Maximum Number - Public Mass: There are 60 positions for people attending Mass.
Weddings, Funerals & Burials: Up to 25 people may be present (Updated restrictions 16th Oct. 2020)
Ushers: Please follow the directions of the ushers re: using hand gel.
Seating: Sit only in the designated places against the church wall during the times for Private Prayer or those as designated within the main body of the church for Mass. (Benches in the main body of the church are not to be used for private prayer during the day).
Bring Sanitary Wipes: Use these to wipe the designated space where you sit.
Leave after 10 Minutes: For this initial period (to allow others safe access).
These guidelines may change over time depending on the safety or otherwise of the situation.