Re-opening our churches

Last updated 20th October

On Sunday 25th October there will be two services of Holy Communion in Great Witley Church at 1pm and 3pm.

Places are strictly limited, so please book now if you wish to attend one of these services.

The number of people we can accommodate in our churches depends on “bubble sizes”, so it is not possible to give specific numbers.   Units or “bubbles” must be in households, you cannot sit in non-household groups.

Booking is essential.   To book, please contact Vickie Melling on 01584 881 086 or at office@4rivers.church.

Our Zoom Sunday Spiritual worship at 10am continues as usual; for joining instructions please contact Vickie as above.


The following church buildings remain open for private prayer only during the week and are closed on Saturdays and Sundays:

  • Little Witley St Michael and All Angels is open Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • Abberley St Mary is open Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Our other church buildings remain generally closed for the time being.

Rev Ted and the PCCs are working through a plan for opening some church buildings for public worship on Sundays as the Church of England guidance is published. Until decisions have been made, they remain closed on Sundays. They are also closed on Saturdays for cleaning.

You are welcome to join our online worship, details of which can be found here.

The situation may change at any time, so please keep checking back here for the latest information.

All our church buildings can accommodate funeral services, subject to strict COVID-19 regulations in force at the time. If you have any questions about funerals, weddings or baptisms please contact Rev Ted on 01299 890 100 or by e-mail at office@4rivers.church.


Decisions about whether to open a church (or not) are made by Rev Ted and the responsible PCC after a thorough risk assessment has been made and sustainable plans are in place to ensure the safety of everyone.

The Diocese has the following page with the latest advice and resources for parishes during the pandemic: www.cofe-worcester.org.uk/news/coronavirus-updates/coronavirus-advice.php

It contains a link to to the guidance provided by the Church of England which you can also find here: www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches