THE BISHOPS OF ENGLAND AND WALE HAVE SUSPENDED ALL PUBLIC GATHERINGS FOR WORSHIP UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
All Lent groups, FHC, Confirmation groups are also deferred until further notice.
Churches will be open for people to say prayers and light candles throughout the week and further times of Adoration made available.
Priests will be available during this period for confession but only within the confessional with its dividing wall and grill.
Pastoral visits are suspended although in an emergency that requires the sacrament of anointing for the dying a priest will be available.
It is imperative at this time to think of those most vulnerable and to have a eye for our neighbours.
The office phone and my mobile should be rung for those who need help and supplies. I am hoping that a few volunteers who are DBS checked will come forward and help in our endeavour. Those who wish to help but without DBS can still help with phone calls and dropping off gifted food parcels.