COVID-19 update

Last updated: 18th May 2021

While our church communities are alive and active, our church buildings remain closed unless a service is taking place.

To see what services are being held please see our Services page.

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

Our church buildings can accommodate funeral and wedding 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

From May 17th, the rules are that a maximum of 30 people may attend a funeral in a church or at a graveside, but local conditions at each church may make this number smaller in practice.   Similarly, a maximum of 30 people may attend a wedding in church.   Stewards will be on hand to help and remind everyone to keep to the social distancing rules.

Face coverings are mandatory inside all public buildings including churches, although people who are exempt can be accommodated.   Face coverings are also recommended, but not mandatory, when outside.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 you are advised not to attend services inside church buildings.

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:

It contains a link to to the guidance provided by the Church of England which you can also find here: