Covid-19

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the church but go home and self-isolate as per Government guidance.

Please bring your own prayer books/bibles, etc – there will be none available.

 In the car park, please be attentive to where others are parked and maintain a distance of at least two metres between you and the next person except if they live with you. But, in fact, observe a safe distance anywhere in the Church Grounds or property.

There is a limit to as to how many people we can accommodate in church for any worship, or activity, and so please be patient, you may be asked to wait outside until a steward is ready. 

Everyone is welcome in both Churches, and family groups can be more easily accommodated together in St Mary’s because of its larger capacity but we will always endeavour to do our best in both Churches.

Please confirm to the stewards your name and telephone number, which may be required by NHS Test & Trace.

Please maintain a prayerful silence inside the church, but feel free to ask the stewards if you need anything. At least 2 stewards will be available at all times, and they can be identified by their blue sash.

Please follow the stewards’ instructions – they are there to provide guidance and support, but they cannot provide physical help.

Please sanitise your hands when you come into the church, and maintain good handwashing discipline at all times. Hand sanitiser is available  as you enter the church. You may bring your own gloves if you wish to wear them. Face coverings must be worn in church. This rule does not apply to children aged under 11 and people with a valid exemption. As stated before we observe the 2 metre rule, based on our Diocesan Guidelines.

Your offertory collection can be left in the basket as you leave the church; the collection will not be taken up during Mass. The crisis has seriously affected our Church income and so your generosity is much appreciated and all donations are  gratefully received.

Please maintain social distancing in The Church by remaining two metres from others (except if they live with you) by not stepping past anyone in the aisles or between the benches, by following the one-way system, and by sitting where the green tick indicates that you may sit. The green ticks indicate spaces where up to three people within the same social ‘bubble’ may sit.

If you are a larger family unit (i.e. more than 3 people) please let the stewards know and they will arrange seating for you. In St Mary’s we are looking for families, with older children/young people, to volunteer to sit in part of The Sanctuary to free up a bench in the main body of The Church. Please let The “Call Centre” (Booking) staff know if you are willing to do so.

Holy Communion will be distributed by the Celebrant alone and under one kind, the Sacred Host. Since Sunday September 20th we have been experimenting with the distribution of Holy Communion at the traditional time (Option 1), rather than after The Blessing and Dismissal (Option 2) which we have used since the Churches reopened. The layout of each Church largely dictates what is possible. We will continue to take soundings and modify certain things as time progresses.

If you would like to light a candle in either Church, please do so as you leave the church. Please light a candle from the one that is already lit on the stand.

There will be one toilet available, however it will be on a ‘one in’ and ‘one out’ system and you will be requested to close the lid and flush the toilet on exit. A wash basin, soap and paper towels will be available to wash and dry your hands.

Anyone who does not follow these instructions may be asked to leave, as we have to follow legislation in force and such guidance that is issued by Her Majesty’s Government and the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales, together with any directions given by Bishop Patrick. 

If you have any questions or require further information, please email (stmarysbrigg@gmail.com ) or telephone the Parish Office (01652 652221).

Thank you for your patience and forbearance as we have prepared our church for the celebration of Mass. Let us be thankful to God for His love for us and the love we have for each other, and may God bless you and your families.

Bookings for Holy Mass

St Augustine Webster Church  HOLY MASS ON SUNDAY will be by pre-booking only bookings for Holy Mass are to be by phone (07753925651) between 11am and 12 noon on a Friday and a Saturday. Please do not leave a text message or  voicemail.

St Mary’s RC Church, Brigg  HOLY MASS (The First of Sunday) ON SATURDAY 6.00pm, SUNDAY 11am will be by pre booking only. You can do this by telephoning  07597 034908 on a Wednesday, between  5.30pm and 7.30pm or Thursday between 11.00 a.m. and 12Noon. Please do not leave a text message or  voicemail. When booking please advise us if anyone has mobility issues so that we can allocate the best/most practical seat to facilitate easier Reception of Holy Communion.

You will be asked to give your name and telephone number, these will be kept and given to  the stewards to confirm your place before you can access the church.  You will be required to wear a face covering and sanitise your hands  on entry. A steward will show you to your seat. and assist you when you leave. Your details will be kept for track and trace for 21 days prior to destruction.

WEEKDAY HOLY MASS You do not need to book, but you will be required to give your name and contact details to the steward, wear a face covering and sanitise your hands before you enter. Attendance will be on a strictly first come first served basis and you may be refused entry when capacity is reached.

THANK YOU:  Our plan to  welcome you, and  to keep your safe, is so  dependent on our “Call Centre “ Staff, and Stewards, and others, on The Opening  Church Group. The work they so generously do is much appreciated. 

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