CHURCH REOPENING.

Many of you will have noticed the news concerning the reopening of our churches for private prayer. This is now in place. Sadly only TWO of our churches in Leigh Deanery are open for private prayer – All Saints, Golborne, and St.Joseph’s, Leigh. We are hoping to have more churches re-open soon so please keep an eye on the website as we will let you if this is the case as soon as we can.
Also many of you will have heard the news this week that SOME churches are re-opening for services. Again this will depend on the advice of the Archbishop’s Council. Numbers will be limited, because we will still have to adhere to self-distancing rules and regulations. The liturgy of the Mass may have to change slightly to reflect the need for safety. As and when this can take place please read and follow all the guidelines in all the churches that are open. It is for your safety and for everyone else’s safety that we have to do this at this time.

Times for private prayer at the moment are as follows:-

St.Joseph’s, Leigh.

Sunday – 10m-12noon.

Wednesday – 12noon-1.00pm.

All Saints, Golborne.

Sunday – 9.00-11.00am.

Wednesday – 10.00am-11.00am.

At each church there will be a number of people there ready to guide you. You will need to follow a certain order – hand sanitisers will be available on entrance and exit points. Social distancing in church must be maintained at all times – please kneel or sit in designated areas only. If you do have any flu like symptoms then we ask you to be responsible and DO NOT enter the church. More information will be given as soon as we have any. Please be aware that the churches are only open due to the risk assessment carried out by the priests in accordance with Archdiocesan guidelines. This could change in the future depending on guidelines we receive from the government regarding social distancing.