We are delighted that the Covid-19 restrictions are being eased much sooner than originally planned. And we can now reopen our Church from Monday 29th of June. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Our experience of Mass will be different for many months yet. Here are some ways that will help us to celebrate Mass together and other services while adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines.
While we look forward to seeing you again, we know and understand that there are many of you who may be cocooning, or may not be ready to be in a large group setting, so we will continue to stream our Mass on Facebook Live, and we hope that you will continue to join us each week.
We will have hand sanitising station at the entrance of the Church, and ask that you sanitise your hands on entry. Sanitising stations will also be placed around the church. Please use them as necessary.
For the moment, the maximum capacity for large groups is 50 people. We can only accommodate this number of people in the Church for the moment. The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays does not apply during this time and we are encouraging people to attend Mass on weekdays instead of Sunday if more convenient.
We have a one way system in place. Entry will be through the main doors, and exit will be through the side door on the left.
Social distancing markings have been placed on the floor. Please do not move to the next line until it is free.
Communion will be distributed into the hand only at this time and brought to you in your seat.
Here are some more points that we ask to to take into consideration when returning to Mass in Cherry Orchard Parish.
- Do your best not to block the doors entering and leaving.
- Do your best to respect physical distancing.
- Sanitise your hands on entry.
- Please go to and remain in the place shown you by volunteer stewards.
- There is no physical Sign of Peace until further notice.
- Please leave patiently and promptly after Mass.
- Try to keep the lighting of candles at shrines to private visits to your Church when it is open at times other than for Mass.
- Remember that hand sanitiser can be flammable, so ensure your hands are completely dry before lighting candles.