Opening of our churches

We are awaiting clear guidance from the Bishops on how we may be able to open our churches again for public worship, after 4th July. What is certain though as we look towards reopening our churches after 4th July, is that every church that may wish to open for public worship will need to be able to fulfil all the various government requirements with regard to stewarding, hygiene and social distancing. We will need many volunteers aged between 18 and 69 years to monitor access to our Churches, ideally already DBS checked as this is also a requirement and who are not in the vulnerable or shielding groups. Permission will only be granted for public worship to resume in a church that has put in place all these government requirements, and completed a full Risk Assessment, in order that we may keep safe, and to help to avoid the spread of the corona virus. Guidelines and generic risk assessments are currently being prepared for us by the Diocese, after which we will need to assess each individual parish and await the Diocese to issue COVID-19 Secure certificate for each parish before any liturgies can be arranged. We ask for your patience and forbearance whilst all these safety measures are cascaded to us at parish level.

The following Churches in Leicester are open for private prayer only –

Sacred Heart, Leicester City East: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.00 – 12.00; Wednesdays and Fridays, 17.00 – 19.00
Holy Cross, Leicester City: Tuesday to Sunday, 14.00 – 17.00

The following Catholic Churches are due to open shortly – please check the Diocesan Website as dates and times are yet to be confirmed
St. Patrick’s, Beaumont Leys Lane, Leicester City North
St. Joseph’s, Goodwood Road

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