COVID-19 Advice & Arrangements

29th March 2020

As per the new guidelines released by the Northern Ireland Executive, the following restrictions will now be in place in the Parish of Drumcree:

• Both Churches will be closed during the day (except for Funeral Masses). One Mass per day will still be recorded and uploaded to YouTube.

• The Cemetery is also closed (except for Funerals or Burials). 

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.  


The relevant extract from the NI Executive's document on the matter:

(5) A person who is responsible for a place of worship must ensure that, during the emergency period, the place of worship is closed, except for uses permitted in paragraph (6).

(6) A place of worship may be used:

(a) for funerals,

(b) to broadcast an act of worship, whether over the internet or as part of a radio or television broadcast, or

(c) to provide essential voluntary services or urgent public support services (including the provision of food banks or other support for the homeless or vulnerable people, blood donation sessions or support in an emergency).

(7) A person who is responsible for a community centre must ensure that, during the emergency period, the community centre is closed except where it is used to provide essential voluntary activities or urgent public support services (including the provision of food banks or other support for the homeless or vulnerable people, blood donation sessions or support in an emergency).

(8) A person who is responsible for a crematorium or burial ground must ensure that, during the emergency period, the crematorium or burial ground is closed to members of the public, except for funerals or burials.


Click here to view the NI Executive's full document