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Covid-19 arrngements

UPDATED 6 September 2021

Cathedral Capacity

From Monday 6 September 2021, up to 700 people (vaccinated and unvaccinated) may attend the liturgy and other events in the Cathedral, split between the four sections of the Cathedral. Admission is on a first-come basis; an overflow area is also available outside the mortuary chapel. Please follow the directions of the stewards.

Masks must be worn while inside the Cathedral.

The Celebration of Mass

Our normal schedule for the celebration of the eucharist is in operation, subject to to the limits on numbers above.

The Sunday obligation to attend mass has been suspended for the duration of this emergency. Mass and other liturgy in the Cathedral may be attended virtually, via the webcam.

Other Liturgy

The Sacrament of Confession is available on Monday-Friday between 5:30pm and 5:50pm, and on Saturday evenings between 7:00pm and 7:30pm. Physical distancing will be strictly observed.

The Taizé holy hour on Mondays at 8:00pm is once again open to public attendance, subject to the same limits on numbers as at mass; it is also available via the webcam.

Eucharistic adoration is available from Monday 10 May, between 11:30am and 6:00pm (Monday - Saturday) or 1:30pm - 6:00pm (Sunday).

Cathedral Bookshop

The bookshop is now open as normal: between 9:30am and 5:00pm Monday-Saturday, and on Sundays after each of the morning masses.

Car Park

The pay-per-hour car park in the Cathedral grounds is operating normally.