Friday 15th January
Thursday 14th January
Published 14th January 2021
Last updated 15th January 2021 — see all updates
The latest Lockdown in England, announced by the Government on 4th January requires us all to Stay at Home, unless for specific reasons. Since the start of this lockdown, the rate of COVID-19 infections, hospital admissions and deaths have continued to rise, often at alarming rates.
Considering these factors, the PCC met on Wednesday 13th January and those present unanimously agreed to suspend all forms of public worship and private prayer and to move our services online. We will continue to stream our Sunday Morning Eucharist at 10am live on our Facebook page and via Zoom. In addition, our Sunday afternoon service of Evening Prayer at 3:30pm, using the Book of Common prayer, will continue to be held on Zoom. Details on how to join both of these services are available further down this page. We hope that our Wednesday Morning service will also move onto Zoom, but may temporarily use a different order of service, such as a service of morning prayer. Further details will be added here in time for Wednesday, so please keep checking back.
We acknowledge that current legislation from the Government and guidance from the Church of England permits Places of Worship to remain open for face-to-face worship. However, along with churches across the country, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors, in order to protect both our congregation, our clergy, and our community, as well as to reinforce the important message to ‘Stay at Home’.
This suspension of public worship and private prayer will remain in place for the duration of the current lockdown in England and will be reviewed when the Government announce a relaxation of this lockdown.
The Churchwardens and PCC of Monkseaton, St. Peter
To join on Facebook, please go to our Facebook page, where you can also find our upcoming and previous live streams.
To join via Zoom, please request the joining details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (If you already join on Zoom, the joining details remain the same.)
You can also join a Zoom call over the phone to hear the audio of the service, live. If you would like to join this way, please email us, or call or text the number below to request the joining details.
Unless in exceptions circumstances, Weddings will not be permitted in Church, in line with current Government guidance.
If you are looking to arrange a Funeral in Church, please contact a local Funeral Director in the first instance. If you are an Funeral Director looking to arrange a Funeral at St. Peter’s, please contact us using the details below to discuss arrangements. Any funerals taking place will be required to comply with current Government guidance.
Published 14th January 2021
Last updated 15th January 2021