To the Parish of Our Lady and St Patrick's
with St Mary & St John Southworth (Samlesbury)
in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford, England
near Preston, since 1855
VOLUNTEER STEWARDS TO ENABLE THE
RE-OPENING OF OUR CHURCHES
You will already be aware that
the Diocese has sent out the call for volunteers to act as Stewards, to assist in
the safe re-opening of churches in light of the current coronavirus pandemic
(Covid-19), in order to guarantee a caring supervision of people and to ensure
their safety within our churches when they are open.
If you are able, could you, please, offer to go on a rota to oversee the safety of our people when in church at Holy Mass etc.
There are a few instructions
from the Diocese we have to adhere to before we can consider opening and
these are set out below;
- A Steward
must be either currently DBS cleared (if they hold a role in the parish)
or be Volunteer Registered with the Diocese before they can be accepted.
safeguarding training in relation to hygiene is available online via the
the Diocese is asking each volunteer to sign a declaration confirming they
are not excluded from performing the role.
After 3 months of shutdown our churches
will need volunteer parishioners to do a full clean before we can reopen.
Stewards will need to prepare
of the church for those who wish to enter for private prayer only and,
ensure that the official guidance on social distancing and use of hand sanitizer
is adhered to.
If you have time and would like to volunteer, please contact by text our Parish Safeguarding Representative: Bernadette Loffler 0788 4465424 (Phone if you don’t have a mobile phone} for further information.
Please continue to make your Offertory donation to God and our Parish each week. This can be done during the present situation either by putting aside your offering each week and bringing it all to church once life is normalised again or, you might consider setting-up a STANDING ORDER with your bank for a monthly amount.
You may view and print-off a STANDING ORDER MADATE for either
St Mary's, Samlesbury HERE
or St Patrick's, Walton-le-Dale HERE
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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
2 August 2020
NEW GUIDANCE on Face Coverings in church
Face coverings are currently mandatory on public transport and will be mandatory in shops and in supermarkets from 24th July 2020. People are also strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces where there are people they do not normally meet, such as a church.
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