Increase in Numbers allowed to attend public mass: From Monday 26th April the attendance at regular masses is set according to how many people the church can accommodate while observing the 2m rule.
(Attendance at Funerals, weddings and Baptisms is increased to 50).
Three masses at an average of 65 people per mass is enough to accommodate our usual Sunday congregation so there's no longer a need for four masses and we'll reduce to three.
I've decided to retain the 4.30pm Saturday vigil, the 10am Sunday morning and the 11am Sunday morning masses.
This means that from May 15th there will no longer be a 5.30 Saturday evening vigil.
Our average combined Saturday vigil attendance is 80, so approximately 15 people will be asked to move to one of our Sunday morning masses.
Ideally we'll find 15 volunteers, but if this isn't possible I'll take bookings for the 4.30 vigil up to 65. Priority will be given to shift workers who can't attend on Sunday or those with important Sunday commitments.
Statue of Saint Andrew Fund: We now have a fund of £1,100 with which to buy our Statue of Saint Andrew.
I'm looking for volunteers to form a small committee so we can plan what to do next. If you have any expertise or experience in this area please get in touch - even if you have a good eye for these things, you'd be very welcome. Ideally our statue will be something we can all enjoy and be proud of.