Bishop Robert Byrne made the following statement on Monday 23rd March;
Following the Prime Minister’s recent statement and instructions from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales I am sad to say that all churches must be closed and remain closed with immediate effect.
St Cuthbert’s will remain closed until further notice. All Masses will be celebrated by Fr Andrew in church, without a congregation – you are invited to join in prayer with the celebration of Mass at those times.
Mass intentions can be requested by email, telephone or letter. No offering is needed for a Mass intention.