In line with Government advice, the Bishops’ Conference have released further guidelines concerning the celebration of Mass. ‘Hands, face, space’ still exists, as does logging your
entry to the church, please.
Congregational singing, bizarrely (and sadly), is still not permitted – nor is the Sign of Peace. Holy Communion remains in One Kind. However, you will see the altar servers gradually resuming their customary roles and, significantly, the priest and extraordinary minister can greet you, at Communion time, with ‘The Body of Christ’, eliciting the familiar response ‘Amen’. Holy Communion may also be taken to the homes of the housebound.