Latest update – 22nd March
Following the advice from the Bishops Conference of England and Wales, from the evening of Friday 20th March onwards, there will no longer be public Masses or any other Liturgical celebrations (eg. Stations of the Cross) in the Cathedral. This is due to the increase of cases of COVID-19 throughout the country.
The following things are to be in place:
- From Saturday 21st March, the Cathedral Clergy will be celebrating daily Mass at 10am (including on Sunday) – due to the restrictions in place, this will not be a public Mass, but by the weekend we hope to be Live Streaming this Mass from the Cathedral. Please remember that we are a Grade 1 listed building with ancient wiring, and occasionally the Live Stream may be delayed. Our apologies if this does happen!
- The Cathedral will be open daily from 10:30am to 8:30pm for private prayer and devotions. We will be providing booklets with devotions in, including the Angelus, the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, and acts of Spiritual Communion.
- The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available at request.
- As far as possible, a priest will be available at all times around the Cathedral complex. We will be encouraging those who would like to speak to a priest to come to the Cathedral Sacristy inner door and ring the bell.
- The Cathedral tower bell will continue to ring before the 10am Mass, at the consecration during Mass, and the Angelus twice a day. This is to remind us that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is still being carried on in these troublous times.