As you will have all been made aware in the past few days, the Government has given permission for Churches to re-open for private prayer from June 15th if all necessary preparations have been carried out, due care and attention has been paid to ensure people using the Church would be safe, and that suitable social distancing has been put in place.

Each Diocese is asking parishes to send back a checklist form in which clear guidelines are given for the cleaning, maintaining and stewarding of each Church that opens. On receiving this form, the Diocese, if it is satisfied, will give permission for the Church to open. Here in All Saints, we are waiting permission to open Our Lady and St Patrick’s and hope to be able to do so later this week for restricted hours. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.

Thank you for both your patience and understanding at this strange time.