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The following link is for ordinary time 2020 Weekend Masses in the Halifax Deanery

Reopening of Churches for Holy Mass:

The parish priests of the deanery are in regular contact and we are working together to put in place a system that will allow as many of those who wish to attend Mass in the deanery to do so. It is likely that not all our churches will be open for Mass, not least because we will want to use larger churches, where possible, to enable the greatest number to attend.

The Health Secretary announced new restrictions on household contact in Greater Manchester, and parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire. The government require face covering at indoor settings where you are likely to come into contact with people you do not normally meet, such as at places of worship. This will become enforceable in law from 8 August 2020.

Please ensure that you have a face-covering / mask with you and to put it on before you enter the church – thank you.

Online Registration  – Before registering to attend Mass – Please ensure that:

• You do not have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, sneezing/runny nose or loss of sense of smell)

• You do not have COVID-19 nor are you awaiting the results from being tested for COVID-19

• You have not been in contact with any known or suspected cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days

• You have not returned, or been in contact with anyone else who has returned, from overseas in the past 14 days.

Please visit your parish website to book online for Mass

Further information will be given during the week on the parish and deanery websites and in next week’s bulletin. It is important to note that the Bishops of England and Wales will not be restoring the obligation to attend Sunday Mass at this stage.  In the Halifax deanery we will do all we can to keep you safe when you visit church to pray.