Church opening arrangements

Sadly, services in our church buildings have been suspended from 5th November, with the resumption of lockdown restrictions. All of us are required to stay at home, except for specific reasons. However, churches may open for private prayer, and individuals may leave their home to go to a place of worship. During the lockdown period, those who are over 70 or clinically vulnerable could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus, and should be especially careful to follow the rules and minimise their contacts with others. 

Both our churches will be open each week for you to spend time in quiet and prayer. We will be aiming to open both churches on Sunday afternoons from 15th November from 2 - 4pm. St Mary's will be open on Wednesdays from 10am - 12pm, and St Etheldreda's will continue to be open on Thursdays from 9am - 4pm. Midweek days and times may vary if a funeral is booked.

* Those attending must only attend on their own or as a single household, and not as part of a group, and should not socialise with others.

* It is now a requirement that face coverings are worn in church, unless you have a reason to be exempt from wearing one.

* Please keep to 2 metre distancing on the way in and out of church and outdoors.

* You will be asked to sanitise your hands as you enter and leave, and will be directed to and from your seat.

* Please sit only where pews have been marked out to be 2 metres apart.

* We will also be asking for your contact details for 'Test and Trace’ or to scan our QR code to check in with the NHS app.

* We remain committed to making our online prayers, services and groups available, as well as our dedicated phoneline. Please see here for more details.