From Thursday 5th November 2020 onwards, St Benet’s Church will be closed for public worship as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown. We hope public services will recommence some time in December when permitted by government legislation.
During this period, the Mass will continue to be offered daily by Fr Peter on behalf of our whole parish, as it was during the first lockdown. A recording of the daily Mass will be uploaded each day to our YouTube channel. We hope this will be of use for all those who wish to unite their prayer with that being offered at the altar of St Benet’s during this period.
In addition, it will be possible to visit St Benet’s for private prayer on a Sunday morning. The church will be open between 10.00 am and 12 noon each Sunday. It must be noted that no form of corporate worship is permitted in the church during that time and that this is for private devotion only, such as quiet reflection, individual prayer, or lighting a candle. If you visit St Benet’s during that time, you are asked to observe the now customary regulations of keeping a 2 metre distance from anyone else in the building, sanitising your hands upon entry, and always wearing a face mask.
Recent COVID developments have also meant the cancellation of all the Advent Carol services we had planned for early December. We still hope to be able to offer a range of COVID safe Christmas liturgies once public worship recommences in December.