Archbishops of Canterbury and York published a statement
on the 17 March 2020 asking churches to suspend public worship.
Their statement, which may be viewed at
takes account of the measures set out by the Government
to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus
and to protect the most vulnerable in society. The
advice is based on expert scientific and medical
opinion. This means ALL our acts of worship are
suspended. Please do not come to church for worship.
We are currently learning to be God’s Church in other
ways, and in particular discovering what it means for
Christians to be a ‘dispersed community’. Prayer is
valid wherever it is offered, and for the foreseeable
future we be called upon to pray for all who are
suffering, alone, fearful or self-isolating from home.
In a real sense, though, we are brought together and
united by our prayers. We also remember in our prayers
those making decisions on our behalf, and for the
medical profession who are sometimes called upon to put
themselves at risk in order to help others. Please be
assured of our prayers for you all, and remember to pray
for each other. Further information may be found on the
Church of England website.
For many this will also be a time to rediscover and
strengthen a sense of community, of good
neighbourliness, and the extent to which we relate to
and are dependant on others. Please we aware of the
needs of others, not least those who do not have access
to the internet.
Church open times
Following the PM’s statement on Monday 23 March, the
Church building and Parish Office are now CLOSED until
Staying in touch
The office can still be reached by telephone and email
Please note that an electronic version of the weekly
notices will be emailed to parishioners who have
subscribed to our mailing list. Hard copies will be
posted out to parishioners that do not have or wish to
receive notices via email.
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Baptisms & Weddings
baptisms can take place in a hospital or at home, though
subject to strict hygiene precautions and physical
distancing as far as this is possible. Sadly, there can
be no weddings in church buildings until further notice.
Funerals may now only happen at the Crematorium or at
the graveside. Only immediate family members can attend
(if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse or
partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in
the prescribed way.