My thanks to the team who have helped us to get to this stage. Your time and willingness to help and support this first stage back is greatly appreciated.
Opening times will be: FRIDAY 12 – 2p.m. SATURDAY 12 - 2p.m.
Twenty persons are permitted to be inside the church at one time. Persons who come to pray will be permitted to stay in the church for a maximum of twenty minutes. Thus, St. Teresa’s can accommodate a maximum of sixty people during each one-hour period.
Attendees must enter the church by the side sanctuary door. This will be sign posted. Upon entering the Church, attendees will be greeted by a Steward, a member of our Parish Reopening Team. They will provide each attendee with hand sanitiser and then guide them to an appropriate place in the church. Attendees must remain in the seat to which they are directed.
Attendees must exit the church through the side doors near Our Lady’s Altar; to allow for one-way traffic.
One family bench is available for attendees from the same family bubble to pray seated together. All seating is cleaned after every use by the Parish Reopening Team.
Please consider wearing a face mask when you are in the church (optional, but wise).
If you are feeling sick or showing ANY ‘flu like symptoms, please stay at home for your own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of others in the Church.
Our Diocese asks our Stewards to request those showing symptoms not to enter the Church.
We must adhere to the guidelines set out by our diocese so that our parish churches can begin to open again. We hope you understand that we are doing this for the health and safety of all persons present.
Candles are available for lighting.
The Bishop’s Conference advises attendees not to touch statues in the Church.
We ask all attendees please to adhere to the twenty-minute time limit allowed for each person. This will allow more parishioners to participate in private prayer – THANK YOU!
Please know that we hope to increase the amount of prayer time in church as soon as we are able. Everything depends on the number of volunteers who join our Parish Reopening Team, so that we can follow the guidelines set out by the authorities and the Bishop’s Conference. If you are a parishioner and NOT in a vulnerable category and wish to volunteer, please let us know who you are by email. A meeting will be organised for Monday 22nd June evening at 6p.m.
Should you have any questions regarding this information please reply by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call our parish number: 020 8648 4113
Read here or download Archbishop John Wilson’s Pastoral Letter - Concerning the Reopening of Catholic Churches for Individual Prayer.