St Annes Catholic Church BUXTON
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REOPENING THE CHURCH FOR PUBLIC MASS  Next Sunday, July 12th, at 10.00 a.m.  There are a number of new protocols and procedures in place that we all need to keep to so that we are as SAFE as possible. 

1. Book your place(s) on a bespoke online booking system which will be launched next week.  For those who cannot book online, a telephone option will be provided.  Details will be announced soon.  They will confirm your request and give you a seat allocation.  This is to comply with ‘Track and Trace’ procedures
2. We will keep a 2-metre social distance from one another apart from our families and bubbles.  The safe operating capacity for our church is 60 people approximately.
3. On arrival, you will be greeted by Stewards who will direct you to a sanitiser, the newsletter and lead you to your seat.
4. Wyn Bulmore has kindly agreed to play some voluntary music on the organ and this will be supplemented by some digital hymns from Apple music.
5. The prayers for “Glory be to God...”, The Creed and the Prayer for Creation will be displayed on a screen at the front.  Mass leaflets and hymn books are not allowed.
6. There will be no Collection at the preparation of the Gifts.  Donations will be gladly received either on entering or on leaving the church.
7. The priest will say “The Body and Blood of Christ” to the whole assembly to which they reply “Amen” before giving out Holy Communion in silence on the hand only.  Please wait for the Stewards to invite you to come forward.  Please return by the one-way system within the church.
8. At the end of Mass please wait for the Stewards to invite you to leave your seat to ensure social distancing.

CLARIFICATION  From Bishop Patrick. “Healthy parishioners over 70 years can serve as Stewards or in any other capacity at church if they so wish.  The obligation to celebrate Sunday Mass continues to be suspended until further notice.  If you are shielding and are unsure of your personal safety, please don’t come to public Mass.  Watch it online if possible”.

Live feeds:
Gospel reflections and prayers for children. - Pray as You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to help you pray whenever and wherever you find the time, designed to be used whilst travelling to and from work, studying, etc. but can easily be used at home.

Tel. 01298 23777