Urgent message – we are faced with a real problem – the Mayor of London has asked that all places of Worship should be closed due to the spread of the Virus – but the Archbishop has sent round a message to say that this is advisory and as of the present, this has no legal force. We have the obligation to maintain the Virus protection measures and the Church could be closed if we do not observe them.
So what to do – I think that the best solution will be to reduce the number of Masses – so that the Church is used less and there is a chance to clean it regularly.
With immediate effect the revised timetable will be:
Saturday – 6.30 pm only
Sunday 9.30am and 5pm only
Weekdays – Monday to Friday 8am only each day. Church open from 7.45 am.
We will need to see how things develop and I hope that we can return to normal as soon as possible
I hope that you are all keeping well.
Best wishes to you all,
Monsignor Nicholas Rothon