This page will be updated with the latest coronavirus information regarding the prayer and worship life in the Cathedral. Masses are open to communal worship at 9.30am daily and also at 6pm on Sundays. Masses are also live-streamed and the Cathedral will be open for private prayer from 10am – 11am Monday to Friday.

Coronavirus

Updates

New opening times for the cathedral

Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm entry at the West Door in Clifton Park
Saturday 9am – 10am
Sunday 9am – 12.30pm, 5pm – 7pm entry at St Peter’s Door (Pembroke Road), St Paul’s Door and West Door (Clifton Park).

Mass
Monday to Saturday 9.30am
Sunday 9.30am, 11.15am & 6pm

Confessions
Saturday 10am or by appointment

All Masses will continue to be live-streamed.
Communion will continue to be under one kind.

We have QR codes at all the doors and those entering are encouraged to use them for test, track and trace purposes.

We have now opened the whole Cathedral. Seating in the nave remains the same but people may sit wherever they wish. Masks and sanitising hands on entry are still encouraged.

Congregational signing has returned, although it is recommended people continue to wear masks if they sing. During the summer there will be music and singing at the 9.30am and 11.15 Masses, organ at the 6pm Mass.

More detailed information is contained in the attached document anong with a Statement from the Catholic Bishops of England.
Statement – Sunday it is our Day    Step 4 Guidance

Public Masses

Masses continue daily at 9.30am and also 11.15am and 6pm on Sundays.

We are not asking people to wear masks as it is not mandatory, however if you choose to sing during Mass we are asking for masks to be worn.

Baptisms, weddings,  and funerals

Baptisms now have no restrictions on numbers attending however it is recommended that single families should have children baptised at any one celebration. Baptisms involving multiple families and children should be avoided for now.

Weddings There is no restriction on the number of people that can attend marriages in the Church. Marriages in the form of a Nuptial Mass should observe the recommendations for the Celebration of Holy Mass. Those within a Marriage Service outside of Mass should apply the usual norms.

Funerals There is no restriction on the number of people that can attend funerals in the Church however, good collaboration with Funeral Directors over the local conditions and regulations regarding the place of committal should continue. Funerals in the form of a Requiem Mass should observe the
recommendations for the Celebration of Holy Mass. Other funeral services should follow the ritual as published.