In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, having consulted the Ordinaries of the Dioceses, has agreed that the cessation of public liturgies should begin from Friday evening 20th March 2020.
The following instruction is now given for the celebration of the Sacraments and sacramentals of the Church at this time.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confession may be offered on request as long as hygiene and social distancing requirements are observed (eg a physical barrier between the penitent and the priest such as a grille and cloth). The use of Rite II and Rite III of the Rite of Penance is not permitted as this, by necessity, requires the gathering of people in our churches.
Please contact a member of the clergy, their contact details can be found in the Parish Newsletter, to request the Sacrament.