In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, having consulted the Ordinaries of the Dioceses, has agreed that the cessation of public liturgies should begin from Friday evening 20th March 2020.
The following instruction is now given for the celebration of the Sacraments and sacramentals of the Church at this time.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confession may be offered on request as long as hygiene and social distancing requirements are observed (eg a physical barrier between the penitent and the priest such as a grille and cloth). The use of Rite II and Rite III of the Rite of Penance is not permitted as this, by necessity, requires the gathering of people in our churches.
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
FRIDAY during Adoration 10h00- 11h00
SATURDAY after the 09h30 Mass
During ADVENT and LENT there are special Penitential Services with a number of priests available to hear confessions