Funeral Masses and funeral services may continue to be celebrated, with an attendance of up to 30
people (not including those who are required for the celebration). Weddings are only permitted when
one of those getting married is seriously ill and is not expected to recover. Such weddings are limited
to 6 people excluding the priest or deacon celebrant.
It is important that the routines of cleanliness, stewarding and social distancing to which we have
become accustomed, and which have made our churches places of real Covid security, are maintained.
Face coverings should continue to be worn in churches when open, unless individuals are exempt. The maximum number of people allowed in a church for prayer will be determined by its size, seating arrangements and the requirements for social distancing.
In the light of the broad aim to minimise gatherings of those from different households, and to focus
resources, it is recommended that catechism classes and sacramental preparation sessions are suspended, or held online, whilst these Regulations are in
Note that this page will be updated as soon as the new guidance is issued.
Clergy and parishioners are encouraged to read the Regulations and Guidance.