COVID-19 update

Last updated: 27th September 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, wedding and baptism services, subject to risk assessment and following the guidelines for opening churches for public worship.   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.


Booking is no longer required to attend Sunday Worship, except for wedding couples who we continue to ask to book to ensure there is a space allocated for them in a Sunday service.

The maximum capacity of churches is now limited only by the number of seats, with the exception of Communion Services where alternate pews will be kept free to allow the priest access to distribute the sacrament.   For non-Communion services, you can sit anywhere you like in the Nave.   There is a tiny possibility, in the smaller churches, that you could arrive and find the church is at capacity and you cannot get into the service; this situation will be monitored over the next weeks to see if it is a problem.

For those of you who remain cautious about distancing, it is recommended that you attend worship in the larger of the church buildings (Great Witley, Abberley St Mary and Lindridge).

For the safety of everyone, we ask that you continue to wear a face covering in church buildings if you are able to.

You are also requested to maintain whatever social distancing you can to keep one another safe and be sensitive to those who would prefer to keep distancing; however, it is no longer a requirement that you socially distance.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 you are advised to attend worship in the larger of the church buildings (Great Witley, Abberley St Mary and Lindridge) where it will be easier to maintain distancing.


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.

You can find the guidance issued by the Church of England here: www.churchofengland.org/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches