Coronavirus

Last updated Saturday 16th January 2021

Although public worship is permitted at present, we are suspending our services for January and will keep the situation under review for February and beyond.

As the situation continues to change, please see our weekly news sheets for details of services online and in person, plus any times the church may be open for private prayer.

At times when we do open our buildings, we are doing so under the guidance of the Church of England, following any Government, CofE or Diocesan protocols as required.

We are obliged to remind you that:

  • Attendees must wear masks, unless exempted.
  • Social distancing must be observed on the way in, inside and on the way out of church.
  • All visitors will be asked to check in using the NHS QR code, or provide test-and-trace information to a steward/verger.
  • Hands should be sanitised on arrival, on departure, and regularly before/after touching any shared surfaces/materials.
  • The current rules for non-mingling of households must be observed.
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable people are strongly discouraged from attending church at this time.

The church buildings are currently closed for public worship. closed, but the Church, the Body of Christ, His people are very much in business!

Church Online (Go)

We may not be in our buildings, but we are continuing to worship together and support one another in many other ways, including online. Our 10 am Sunday service as well as mid-week prayer is broadcast live from homes around the benefice. See online services for more details.

Faith at Home (Go)

We’ve always been 24/7 Christians, but being in lockdown does make it harder in some ways to grow and express our faith. On the other hand, for many of us, it can actually increase the opportunities. Here are some resources and ideas for things we can all be doing to come out of this time stronger in faith in God, deeper in love with Jesus, and more full of the Holy Spirit.

Pastoral Support

We may be isolated from one another physically, but in many ways, we’ve never been better connected. All members of our churches who have given their permission to be contacted and would like to, are receiving regular phone calls from our wider ministry team. Many households are also meeting up online informally or as part of a larger group to socialise, to pray and to support one another.

If you aren’t connected in to any of the above, please contact our Rector Kate or Curate Dan, who are also  available to talk with anyone who would like to. They are also continuing to provide graveside and crematorium funerals, within the constraints of the current rules. We can also discuss ideas with you for memorial services, baptisms and weddings for when restrictions are lifted.