Attending Mass at St Bede’s

St. Bede’s church is open for public attendance at Mass.

Based on capacity, the number of parishioners able to attend each Mass will be limited to a maximum of 80. You must book to attend Sunday Mass but you don’t need to book to attend weekday Mass.

Dispensation from the Sunday obligation remains and we actively encourage you to attend Mass any day of the week where possible in order to allow more people to attend Mass.

How to book a Mass ticket

To meet social distancing requirements, you need to book a place for these Masses:

If you no longer need a ticket, please cancel so that others can attend.

To facilitate safe entry and exit, we have divided the church into four colour zones. Each zone has a different exit

  • If you book tickets in the RED or GREEN areas, park your vehicle in the St Bede’s Church car park
  • If you book tickets in the BLUE or YELLOW areas, park in the St Bede’s School car park

Guidelines for attending Mass

We need to observe the following guidelines when attending Mass:

Please don’t register for Mass or enter the church if you or someone in your household has a temperature, a cough, flu-like symptoms or loss of taste or smell.

Stay at home and participate in the Mass via our live stream

Please bring your own face covering.

You must wear it at all times, except when receiving Holy Communion

Arrive at the front main doors of the church no later than 15 minutes before Mass and if possible a bit before that.

This will allow each person to sanitise their hands while maintaining social distancing

Apply hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the church.

Either bring your own or use the dispenser provided inside the entrance to the cloister

Follow the instructions of the ushers. They will direct you to where to sit.

Please keep young children with you at all times

If possible, please continue to use our virtual collection basket to give online or set up a standing order. This helps us reduce the risk of infection by handling cash.

Baskets will still be available by the exits for your donations.

Queuing to receive Holy Communion will be single file and it will be under one kind.

Follow the instructions given regarding when to come forward and receive Holy Communion so that social distancing is maintained

Toilets and the Cloister area remain closed.

Please also keep the Cloister area clear by not waiting in it

Four volunteers will be needed at the end of every Mass to wipe clean the benches ready for the next Mass.

Volunteers must be under the age of 70

These measures are to make sure everyone feels safe when attending church. Let us all work together, follow the guidelines and be considerate of each other as we celebrate together in thanksgiving to God for the gift of the Eucharist.