We are in the process of planning our schedule of services for Christmas 2020, assuming that public worship will be permitted again by the end of December.
This year’s Christmas services will be reduced in number and are made complicated by the need for social distancing and could be affected by regulations that may emerge closer to the time. At the very least, it will be necessary to book (entirely free) tickets for most of the main sung liturgies so we can predict how many people will be present in our building. We can fit a maximum of around 50 people in the church at the moment.
We have already made the decision not to have any Advent Carol services and our usual Christmas Eve Children’s Crib Service is also cancelled for this year.
We aim to have a Christmas Carol Service on Sunday 20th December at 6.00 pm, Midnight Mass on Thursday 24th December at 9.00 pm, and a Mass on Christmas Day at 11.00 am. There will be no congregational singing at any of our Christmas liturgies, but there will be a choir present singing for us at Midnight Mass and the Carol Service.
Could we ask parishioners to start booking tickets NOW for these three Christmas liturgies? Please send Fr Peter an email indicating how many tickets you need for which service, and whether those attending form the same household or bubble.