A Midnight Mass at St Mary's Cathedral marked the return of public worship in Edinburgh.
Now parishes across the Archdiocese are set to welcome back parishioners following the decision to ease lockdown on Wednesday.
The Mass at the Cathedral was celebrated by Father Jamie McMorrin and places were rapidly snapped up when the announcement was made.
Mass was held at midnight in St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh (image Maciej Zurawski). pic.twitter.com/2Guu7wtzVh
— Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh (@archedinburgh) July 15, 2020
Archbishop Cushley and parishioners were interviewed for BBC Reporting Scotland at the Cathedral yesterday.
He also appeared on Sky News Tonight to discuss the impact of coronavirus on the Church.
Meanwhile parishes have been letting parishioners know about their plans for Mass, which will be celebrated subject to guidance issued by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland.
St Mary's, Bo'ness
St Columba's, Edinburgh
St James', St Andrews
Day 2 of public Masses has been completed. So far, all going well and full compliance with Government and Bishop’s guidelines. The people of God are home again. @leocushley @archedinburgh @BishopsScotland @ScotGovFM pic.twitter.com/z4yDlazFZ8
— Father Dow CF (@padredow) July 16, 2020
St Machan's, Kilsyth
St Anthony’s and St Francis Xavier’s, Falkirk
Public Mass will resume on Wednesday 15th July at St Anthony’s and Thursday 16th at St Francis Xavier’s.
To book a place at Mass we ask you to please use the following link.https://t.co/waFnAJw9Pz
A very limited number of places can be booked.
— StFrancisXaviersFalkirk (@FalkirkCatholic) July 12, 2020
St Joseph's, Burntisland
St Margaret's, Davidson Mains