Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Reopening for Mass

The Sunday obligation to attend Mass remains suspended. Strict guidelines have been imposed by the Government and the Bishops of England and Wales to make sure everyone is safe. Only those churches that have had risk assessments approved by the Diocese are able to start public Mass. Therefore, for the time being, this means that St Mary’s, Wycliffe, and Ss Simon and Jude, Ulshaw Bridge, aren’t able to open as yet.

I am unable to open Richmond and Leyburn for Mass this coming Sunday. The reasons for this are that I do not have sufficient volunteers under the age of 70. Volunteers are required to sanitise the benches, steward the congregation, and help keep the two-metres social distancing (where possible). I very much hope we can open the Church for Mass in Richmond and Leyburn next Sunday (July 12th).

You are required to inform us if you would like to come to each Mass either by telephone or by email giving your name, address, contact number, and which Mass you will be attending - in order to comply with the Government’s “test, track, and trace” system.

Daily Mass will recommence in Richmond on Monday morning at 9.30am. There will also be a 12 Noon Mass in Leyburn on Friday, 10th July.

We are always available for Confessions upon request. Please give us a ring to arrange a time.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! We need your help!

God bless

Canon Michael & Fr Richard

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