Admissions

Important information regarding attendance registers at public worship for St Mary’s Church.

The attendance at St Mary’s public worship register will re-open on Sunday 6th December 2020. It is the parent / guardian’s responsibility to ensure that attendance is recorded by St Mary’s Church using the official channels on the day of attendance.

In addition to the weekly 8am and 10.30am Sunday Services, there will be the following services:
Sunday 20th December at 6.00pm Nine Lessons and Choir Carols
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at 11.30pm
Christmas Day morning Eucharist at 10.30am
St Stephen (Boxing Day) Short said Eucharist at 9.30am
Holy Innocents (28th) Short said Eucharist at 9.30am

Booking in for all these services will be on a first come, first served basis until our numbers capacity is reached. This is currently up to a maximum of 50 people in total or 27 households / bubbles . You can book in by contacting Susie Mapledoram at susiemapledoram@googlemail.com. St Mary’s church will record any oversubscription requests and will prioritise for the next service.

The total number of attendances required for category 3 applications to St Mary’s for September 2021 will be based upon 35% of the total number of weeks that St Mary’s Church was open for public worship (as defined by guidance from The Church of England and Diocese of Manchester) within the calendar year of 2020 (rounded down to the nearest whole number), as per the amended admissions policy published on the school website (September 2020). This will equate to 5 attendances for the 2020 register. Only one attendance per week (Sunday to Saturday) is eligible.

If you have no attendances recorded on the St Mary’s Church records at present (ie prior to the first national lockdown in March 2020), then any attendances during December will not enable you to meet the required number of 5 for category 3 allocation for the 2021 admissions year.

Attendance registers for 2022 admissions open on January 1st 2021.