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Date 01/May/2021

REopening of Churches for Public Worship

On 29th April, we finally received clarification from the Government of what was said back on 30th March and posted on the Government website:" Under consideration from 4 May (subject to prevailing public health situation) Recommencement of religious services on a staggered basis." The good news is that we now know that churches can re-open for public worship on a staggered basis with effect from 10th May with a limit of 50 people attending. To that end we are proposing to initially hold our first services in the two largest of our church buildings in our Union, namely St. Mary’s, Tipperary and Cashel Cathedral, on 16th and 23rd May. A 5th Sunday of the month United Service for Trinity Sunday will be held in the Cathedral on 30th May, and all churches will open for Sunday worship in line with our usual Sunday rota of services with effect from 6th June.
If you are attending a church service please remember that the following is still a requirement: wear a face covering (a visor alone is not sufficient); bring contact details with name and a contact phone number; no congregating in the churchyard before or after the service; please take home any order of service or pew sheet you have used for disposal at home.
There may well be some of you still a little apprehensive about returning in spite of vaccines. If you are, and you don’t feel ready to come back to worshiping in church just yet, please be assured that the Sunday Podcast Services will continue to be produced, uploaded, and emailed out with the podcast link and pew sheet for the coming months.