St Michael’s is an inclusive church in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England and warmly welcomes everyone including families and young people.
Sunday Mass: Mass will be said at 10.30 am.
Friday Mass: Mass will be said at 11.00 am.
If you are a family or young person, please also read our children’s page.
GUIDELINES FOR THE MASS
Please help us to maintain a prayerful stillness and silence in the church. If you wish to talk or socialise, we would respectfully ask that you do so outside the church building, or in the community hall after Mass.
Candles are available but if you have used alcohol gel to sanitise your hands then please wait a full minute after applying gel and wipe your hands with a disposable tissue before lighting a candle, as the gel is flammable.
If you require additional assistance in order to gain access to the church, we ask that you inform the Vicar or churchwardens in advance, so that we can ensure access.
Children and Young People
We warmly welcome all children and young people; they are part of the worshiping body of Christ. Please do not worry if you need to come in and out during the mass and please do not worry if there is noise. We pride ourselves on being a ‘non-shhhhhh’ church!
We provide electronic copies of the service sheet in advance of the service. Printed copies will be provided at the church, and we ask you to either to take these home or place them in the bin as you leave the church.
COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR THE MASS
In response to COVID-19, we follow government and diocesan guidance to ensure safety and well-being.
- Please wear a face mask during the service if you prefer to do so.
- Please respect one another’s space.
- Congregational singing is permitted.
- The chalice is made available at the reception of Holy Communion
On entering and leaving the church building everyone, including staff and volunteers, are encouraged to use the hand sanitiser provided.
Can we Use the Toilets?
Toilets are available if required.
Worshippers over 70 and the Clinically Vulnerable
Certain groups of people may still be at increased risk of severe disease from COVID-19 so we would ask you follow NHS advice and not take unnecessary risks.
Symptoms of COVID – 19 and those Self- Isolating
Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell, amongst other symptoms) should not attend church services.