Parish Accounts and Finance

A financial report was not presented and discussed at the recent Parish Forum.  However this will be on the agenda for the Forum in 2014.  A statement of finance is available on the Pastoral Council notice board.

Safety of the steps leading from Clifton Park to the lower car park

The handrail is due to be replaced in the very near future so that it continues, without a gap, from the top of the steps to the bottom.

Use of the grass outside the Apostle Room as a play area during the summer

The area is currently not secured.  The Council may consider this as an option if parents are willing to act as monitors while children are playing.

Noise levels during Mass

We acknowledge the difficulties some parents have trying to keep their children focused during Mass.  Parents are asked not to use the Lady Chapel, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel or the Baptistry when children are being active during Mass as these areas of the cathedral amplify sound rather than reduce it.  The level of noise during a recent 6pm Sunday Mass was unusual.

The Tablet

Unlike other weekly Catholic newspapers The Tablet is by subscription only.  The Cathedral no longer has an 'institutional subscription'.  Parishoners are advised that The Tablet is available through private subscription either as a paper copy or an online version.  The online version provides limited access to non-subscribers.

Welcoming to the Cathedral

A number of parishoners and visitors commented on the warm welcome received when coming to Mass.

Repairs to paths and car parks

The Council acknowledges the need for repair of surfaces and repainting of parking bays.  This will be temporarily deferred until current maintenance work has been completed.

Car Parking

Parishioners are asked to park within the marked spaces in both car parks.  Occasionally cars are parked across two bays thereby reducing the number of available spaces.  Please "park prettily".

The Tallis Scholars were most enjoyable...

...Well done to the organisers of the International Festival of Music.

Thank you for the positive feedback.  The Fesitval was a huge success.  We look forward to the next one.

Is it possible for coffee to be served in the Apostle Room after 11.15am Sunday Mass?

As Mass usually finishes around 12.45pm it is felt that this is too close to lunchtime.  Coffee will continue to be served after the 9.30am Mass only.