Background information can be found at St Paul’s: Health and Safety, Coronavirus. This includes a sheet of personal prayers for when Mass cannot be celebrated publicly.

Events and activities at St Paul’s Church: Detailed information on the availability of events and activities at St Paul’s Church are listed below. 

Live and recorded streaming services. You can view recordings and live scheduled Masses and services in local churches and the Vatican:

A full list is of Catholic churches using live streaming -> CBCEW Catholic Mass online

Spiritual reflections:

Events and activities at St Alban’s Church: Current arrangements at St Alban’s, Macclesfield -> Opening times. Archived version -> St Alban’s opening times

Please note this information below may change frequently.

Notes: arrangements for acts of worship and other sacramental matters are currently constrained by:

Current status of events and activities in St Paul's parish

Event or activityStatusNotes
Regular events and activities
Opening of St Paul's Church for Individual PrayerArrangements are being investigated and considered. Opening of churches for individual prayer is allowed under Covid-19 measures, but such opening requires significant measures and volunteer support to be put in place.
Weekend Mass: Saturday Vigil 6:30pmCancelled until further notice.
Weekend Mass: Sunday 10am.Sunday Mass is being held each week. Physical attendance now permitted from 6th Dec. The Mass is also available for viewing on Facebook Live,Details of Facebook Live are on this website and in the weekly newsletter.
Booking arrangements for physical attendance is be on this website and in the weekly newsletter.
Weekday mass 9:30am on WednesdayNow available using streamed video on Facebook Live.Whether this can recommence with a congregation present is being considered.
Word Communion services at on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and FridayCancelledCurrent precautionary measures required make it difficult to recommence this with a congregation at present.
Little Church (as part of 10am Mass)Cancelled until further notice.Will recommence when it can be safely held.
Choir rehearsal on Tuesday eveningThe choir is using Zoom to continue their choir sessions.Under UK Government legislation singing and playing instruments have limited permitted in acts of worship.
Sacramental services
BaptismAvailable by arrangement. Contact the parish office for details of arrangements and constraints for baptisms. See notes above.
MarriagesAvailable by arrangement. Contact the parish office for details of arrangements and constraints on marriages. See notes above.
ConfessionsNot available yet at St Paul's Church.May be available at other local parishes if they have suitable facilities. Contact the parish office for details of arrangements and constraints for funerals. See notes above.
Sacrament of the Sick (often called Last Rites) No pastoral visits to those who are self-isolating until the isolation period ends. Contact the parish office for details of arrangements and constraints for sacraments of the sick. See notes above.
Funeral services and Requiem MassesAvailable by arrangement. Contact the parish office for details of arrangements and constraints for funerals. See notes above.
Confirmation programmeDeferred (home sessions no longer available)This year's Confirmation ceremony for 2020 will take place, if public health advice allows public worship, even though some lessons have not taken place (it may be that that those involved will attend 2021 education programme).
Eucharistic ministers visits to provide communion to those in care homes and home boundNo pastoral visits.Will recommence when they can be safely held.
Other
Friendship and Bereavement GroupSessions cancelled until further notice.Will recommence when it can be safely held.
Coffee clubs held in the presbyteryNo longer availableWill recommence when it can be safely held.
Parish officeParish office contacts by post, email and telephone will be handled. Non-essential personal visits to the parish office are undesirable.Usual access will recommence when it can be safely provided.
Liturgy GroupWill continue to meet, using Zoom.
List above shows the current status of events and activities at St Paul's Church. This is updated as required. Last update on 27th November 2020

[23 Nov 2020]