Dear Parishes and Schools,
Please find a link to the Diocesan news page, where we have published an article with recommendations for parents with school-aged children to enable them to continue to worship in the home, and continue to mark the season of Lent / Easter period with their families without gathering publicly for mass.
It would be most useful if you could circulate this to parents in your communities and post on your social media feeds.
Anna McCormick Project Officer - Marriage and Family Life Diocese of Brentwood firstname.lastname@example.org 07972438179
Fr Richard wishes us to know that each Sunday at 10am he will be offering Mass for all his parishioners in the privacy of his home, so wherever we are at 10am, be it in our church in Bardfield praying before the Blessed Sacrament, or saying our personal prayers in the quiet of our homes, he will be united with us in prayer before God our Father until the time comes when we can once again meet together to celebrate the Mass and receive Holy Communion in our church.
Our church will be open for private individual prayer:
It is most important that in this time of worry & concern that people are able to come into our church to pray individually whilst observing the COVID-19 Hygiene rules. Hand sanitisers are available in the church.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales has updated its Coronavirus advice to bishops and parishes today. We are now moving to stage 2 of the guidelines which are below. Please implement these changes with immediate effect.
All guidelines, FAQs and updates can be found here: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/
Stage 2 guidance
The key things for parishes to do are:
The best way of protecting us from spread is still for everyone to use universal good hygiene, which will effectively disrupt spread of the virus. So display the public information poster attached, which states: