Church Security

Following on from what Fr Kevin wrote in the Newsletter recently about a number of incidents of theft and vandalism in the church, and mindful of the need to balance the desire for access to the church and security, it has been decided that the church will remain open from early morning until 1pm. After that time access can be had to the church until early evening, using the door on the north side of the building (from the courtyard) and by using an access code which can be obtained from the Parish Office.  After this time the church will locked as normal.  It is vitally important that this code not be written down but memorised; it should not be generally disclosed, otherwise the whole object of the exercise will be undermined. We will review how this works in a couple of months time. In the meantime, do continue to be vigilant during the times that the church is open.