24th March: All Church of England churches will close with immediate effect 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. 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.
In a joint statement the bishops said: “In the light of the Government’s measures, announced by the Prime Minister, we urge everyone to follow the instructions given.
“Let us continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable, and build our communities, even while separated.”
Go to the Church of England site for updated information.
Christenings, weddings and funerals
The ministry team, led by Reverend Dave Thompson, are here to offer support, advice and practical help for those important life events. Whether you want your baby christened, looking to get confirmed, hold a wedding service in church or need someone to advise you when a death occurs, the ministry team are here to assist.
The Church of England also offers some really good guidance on their website:
If you are planning a christening, confirmation or a wedding then please come along to a Sunday service and have a chat with one of the team. Or come to the Wednesday evening ‘office’ and talk to the Vicar there.
Alternatively, our contact details are on the Contact page.
In the event of a death then please contact Dave Thompson directly by phone: 0161 797 7652. He will work closely with you and the funeral director to support you through this difficult time.