Please note that further to the Scottish Government’s latest updates THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC MASSES OR OTHER CELEBRATIONS IN THE CHURCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
We hope to begin live streaming Mass from St. Matthew’s church on a daily basis as soon a s possible – details of this will be posted as soon as we have them.
Please do pass this information to as many people as you can!
Here is the notice from the Scottish Government, circulated from the Archdiocese of Glasgow
Q. Can we continue with congregations until Friday
A: “It is now a legal requirement to stay at home unless it is essential. The Stay at Home guidance is now in regulations and came into force at 0001hrs today and there is no exemption to attend a place of worship between now and Friday. This effectively means that Places of Worship should be closed for both congregational worship and individual prayer with immediate effect. Additionally given the current position in relation to the pandemic the Scottish Government would also discourage more than 5 (or 6, if an interpreter is required) from attending a marriage in a level 4 area before Friday. All associated guidance is being amended now to reflect what will be the regulatory position from Friday. We apologise for the degree of inconsistency in messaging from government but hope that this clears this anomaly up”.