The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

COVID-19 Policy

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Returning to some normality following the COVID 19 lockdown.
Step 4 guidance.


With effect from Monday 19th July 2021 our Parish will introduce the following steps:
  • We ask that you please use your mobile phone to register using the NHS QR code to be found in all churches.
  • With effect from the 19th July there will be no need to book to attend Mass at a weekend.
  • Sanitising own hands on the way in and out of church.
  • Masks- It is strongly recommended that these are worn while in church.
  • Social distancing - no limit but please maintain a safe distance between people.
  • Arriving & leaving church - at St Gregory's and Corpus Christi churches please use both doors. At St Theresa's please enter by the main door but use both doors for leaving church.
  • Holy Communion - will be distributed under 1 kind (Host). This will be distributed at the normal time during Mass and people will return to their seats. Stewards will guide people in turn to come forward.
  • It is still strongly recommended that you receive Holy Communion in the HAND.
  • Singing - this can be re-introduced but a mask MUST be worn while singing. No hymn books will be used for the time being.
  • At the moment the "Sign of Peace" will not return.
  • Offertory collection will be collected at the church door as we have been doing. Bags/baskets will be consider at a later stage.


Readers - Eucharistic Minister - Servers - Sacristans - will be on phased return.

These guidelines are to help everyone to attend Mass safely and return to some normality. They are subject to change should it be necessary.



Published Fri 3rd Jul 2020 19:14:53
Last Modified on Sun 18th Jul 2021 23:49:48

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