Coming to Mass

Due to 2 metre social distancing, our congregation capacity for each Mass is less. Can I please ask you to book with Joy on 01803 411193) if you’d like to come to Mass, or send an email to the office (torquay-abbeyroad@prcdtr.org.uk)

Please enter via the narthex door, keeping 2 metres distance as you sign in! We will ask for your contact details in case we need to get in touch.

Please sit in the marked pews with a green tick and not where there’s a red cross or yellow ‘keep this pew free’ sign! Stewards will help you and if you’re in a family ‘bubble’ you can obviously sit together. Please use the hand gel on entry and exit. If possible, just use the loos in emergency as we will need to clean after each person.

Things that will be different

Come in through the narthex and exit via the car park door (unless you need to leave via the narthex because of the flatter surface).

Find your seat maintaining 2 metres distance.

There will be one reader for all readings bar the Gospel. The reader must wear disposable gloves and after reading these should be discarded in the bin provided and hand gel used!

There will only be one server per Mass on a rota basis, maintaining social distance in the sanctuary.

Holy Communion will be given under one kind and brought to you at your pew by Deacon Robert or me.

After Mass the Stewards will assist with an orderly departure maintaining 2 metres as usual. No bundling out the door please! ; )

Sadly, there can’t be any refreshments afterwards.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

If you’d like to celebrate this, please give me a ring to make an appointment.

Newsletters

The current system of emailing and posting these will continue. If you would like to receive a newsletter please phone the Office or let the Stewards know if you come to Mass.

I apologise about all this, but it’s to keep us all safe and we’ll give it a try and see how we get on. If changes need to be made, we can alter things as we go along. Bishop Mark has written a piece about ‘Coming out of Exile’, which I enclose for you to read.

Please be assured of my continuing prayers for our parish family and remember – I’m just at the end of the phone! God bless Fr Colin