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Coronavirus

Church will continue to bring light and hope amid new ‘lockdown’- Rt. Revd. Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London and chair of the Church of England’s Coronavirus Recovery Group

Following the Prime Minister's announcement outlining a second lockdown in England, there are changes to the rules regarding Places of Worship.

We will update this page regularly as and when new information and guidance becomes available.


Places of Worship will be closed until 2nd December, unless they are being used for the following reasons:

Individual prayer
Private, individual prayer can take place under the new regulations. Church will be open twice a week, once on a Sunday morning between 11:30am and 12:30pm and once on a Wednesday between 1:30pm and 2:30pm to allow for private prayer. The church will be staffed when open and current regulations surrounding social distancing and face coverings will still be in force.

To broadcast acts of worship
We will continue to live stream our Sunday morning Eucharist service on our Facebook page and via Zoom. Church will not be open for members of the public to attend acts of worship.

Funerals
Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people, and it is advised that only close friends and family attend. Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance. Anyone working is not included. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

There are also several other reasons that churches can remain open, however none of these apply in our case. They are:


Weddings
Under the new rules, Weddings will not be permitted to take place except in exceptional circumstances.

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