Bishop Kevin has given approval for St Mary’s to begin to re-open from Sunday 16 August 2020. He has approved the re-opening plan that was prepared by the St Mary’s Compliance Group.
In the intial phase of re-opening there will be two services a week, both on a Sunday morning. These services will take place at 9 am and 11 am and will be kept this week as the Feast of the Assumption.
The capacity for these services will be 50 people. Those wishing to attend will need to book a space. Details of how to book will be made public on Friday. Before Friday, the People’s Warden will be trying to contact those whom we know who have had no internet access to services, to offer them a priority booking.
Online Worship will continue for those who do not feel they can attend in-person worship at this time.
After a couple of weeks of services taking place in the cathedral building, the next priority will be to enable services for those who have been waiting for a baptism for many months.
At this time it is still not possible to offer any events or activities in the Synod Hall.
More details of how to book for services and some more detail about what those services will be like on Friday 14 August 2020.
Information about booking will be sent to everyone on the cathedral email list. There is a sign-up form for this on this website.