Public Worship to Resume

The Cathedral is opening again for worship!

We are pleased to be able to announce that the Cathedral has resumed services from 19th July.

We are following the guidelines of the Welsh Government and the Church in Wales and taking a deliberately cautious approach to offering worship again. The initial plans will remain in place for the first few weeks although we will be reviewing the situation weekly.

Here are some of the key things to note:

· There will be two services: 9.00am and 11.15am

· Both services will be a celebration of the Holy Eucharist with the 9.00am service catering particularly for children and families.

· Social distancing guidelines must be maintained at all times.

· Hand sanitiser must be used on entry.

· Face-coverings may be worn by all – clergy may wear face shields to administer communion.

· A ‘track and trace’ card will need to be completed – please bring a pen.

· Communion will be administered standing and in one kind only.

· For now there will be no music.

· Ritual and ceremony will be kept to a minimum.

· No service sheets will be used – the order of service will be available online to print in advance and bring with you or to follow on a phone or other mobile device.

· The ‘2-metre distance’ rule means that the capacity of the Cathedral will be between 70 and 80 individuals although family groups sitting together will legitimately increase the number.

· 5 cathedral chairs must be left clear between households.

Please note that there will be a legal maximum capacity number and it may be necessary to impose restrictions on entry to ensure that number is not exceeded. During the early part of this week, protocols and detailed instructions will be issued to the Parish and Cathedral Stewards to enable them to assist with and implement the official guidelines.