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Archbishops’ Letter on Resumption of Collective Worship – Edited Version

This next step is not, in any sense, a moment when we are going ‘back to normal’. We ask every Catholic to think carefully about how and when they will return to Mass.
… When we return to Mass there will some differences in how the celebration takes place. For the time being, there will be no congregational singing and Mass will be shorter than usual. None of this detracts from the centrality of our encounter with the Risen Christ in the Eucharist. We ask everyone to respect and follow the guidance that will be issued and the instructions in each church. 

The government require face covering at indoor settings, such as at places of worship. Please ensure that you have a face-covering with you and to put it on before you enter the church. NHS Covid-19 app Everybody who downloads the app will be helping to protect  the community and the church. The app is available for smartphones only – not tablets, smartwatches or other devices. To get started, go to Android’s Google Play or Apple’s App Store and search for “NHS Covid-19”.

The app also includes:

  • a venue check-in barcode scanner
  • a postcode-based risk-level checker
  • a symptoms-reporter tool
  • the means to order a coronavirus test and receive its results
  • a countdown timer to keep track of how long to stay in self-isolation
  • a guide to the latest advice on local restrictions, financial support and other related information
Welcome to the Parish of St Columba’s Catholic Church,
Pellon, Halifax Come along and join our Parish family.
Parish Priest: Monsignor Michael McQuinn