Lockdown 2 : What are Catholics allowed to do? Following public statements from all national religious leaders that there was no scientific evidence for the need to ban public worship, the new rules have nevertheless come into force. Bishop Mark writes: "We have a way to go before those in Government, or in charge of our public institutions, fully understand (that) faith, and the public worship of God which goes with it, are essential dimensions of human life." New statement by Cardinal Nichols here. The new rules however allow Catholics to travel to places of worship and for churches to open for 'individual prayer' and for funerals with up to 30 people. We will be opening both our churches for 'individual prayer' - silent adoration - from 10am to 11am every day apart from on Sundays when our two churches will open from 10.30am to 11.30am. We will still be live-streaming mass on Sunday morning. Home visits and Holy Communions will be suspended apart from visits by the priest to those with serious health conditions. Mass will still be celebrated privately every day: please be assured that all your mass intentions will be offered on those days for which they have been booked.