Updated 3rd April
The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister. They are to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our church buildings are now closed for public worship, private prayer and all other meetings and activities except for vital community services until further notice.
The Bishops have called on the Church to “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”.
It follows the announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson of sweeping restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.
It means all Church of England churches are closed in line with the Government’s instructions. There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.
Funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can still take place, but only in line with the Prime minister’s Statement.
Please go to the Church of England site for updated information (this now has suggestions for Holy Week and Easter) and links to more online resources. Or please follow this link for our suggestions on prayer and worship at home.