Further to the news item below of 18 January.
Today, Friday 22 January 2021, a parishioner most generously paid for St. Bartholomew's to receive a full deep-clean. Otherwise, it is our stewards who clean the church after each and every use.
We have come to rely on a small number of people to act as stewards, and we really need more of you to come forward, where you feel confident in doing so. Indeed, without stewards we cannot open and, if need be, planned Masses may be cancelled at short or no notice where they are not present. To be a steward, you must be aged 18 or over, not shielding or be from a household shared with anybody who is shielding, and you should not have any symptoms of COVID, whether actual or suspected. You should also be willing and able to help clean the church after Mass and Confessions as appropriate.
Please do contact us if you are able to assist, even if it is occasionally.