Coronavirus

OUR CHURCH BUILDING WILL BE OPENING FOR SERVICES
BUT WILL BE KEPT LOCKED AT OTHER TIMES

Resumption of services: We are very pleased to announce that services resumed at St Peter’s Dumbleton on Sunday 16 August. We will, however, need to exercise the Government’s mandatory social distancing and other measures, including the mandatory wearing of face coverings (except for those exempt).

 

The services will continue on the first and third Sunday of each month at 10.30 am.

 

If you intend to attend a service please send an email to info@stpetersdumbleton.org.uk or ring 01386 882049 beforehand, as the number of people that we can accommodate is severely restricted because of social distancing. More details, including what to do and expect when attending a service, can be read by clicking the link below: (this was updated on 12 August to reflect the fact that the wearing of face coverings is mandatory in places of worship)

Resumption of services at St Peter’s Dumbleton

You can also read the latest risk assessment that we have carried out by clicking this link:

Risk Assessment for Opening The Church Building to the Public

(Changes from the previous version are shown in orange text. This document was also reviewed on 15 September and confirmed to continue to be appropriate.)

Private Prayer: St Peter’s Parochial Church Council (PCC) has given careful consideration to the government announcement that places of worship may now open to members of the public for private prayer.

To open our church requires the PCC, and others responsible for maintenance, including cleaners, to ensure the safety and well being of any visitor. In these difficult times the responsibilities are far more onerous. Some members of our PCC, and many others that support them, fall within the “vulnerable” group of persons as defined in the Covid19 guidelines. In the circumstances, it has been decided that for the moment St Peter’s will not be left open for private prayer. If you do wish to visit the church for private prayer, however, please send an email to info@stpetersdumbleton.org.uk or ring 01386 882049, and we will be pleased to do our best to accommodate a visit.

 


For other enquiries:

You can see the latest COVID-19 information from the Church of England on this link, including that in respect to baptisms, weddings and funerals ...

and from the Diocese of Gloucester on their home page.

Christian resources relating to prayers, broadcasts, streaming services etc can be found on the guidance for churches page and on the liturgy and prayer resources page.

Support:

Details of the Dumbleton & District COVID-19 group providing support for those in need can be found here.

Feeding the 5,000: The Church of England in Gloucestershire is collaborating with the Long Table Stroud to alleviate food poverty during the crisis. Feeding the 5,000 aims to: feed people in need over the duration of the Covid-19 crisis with delicious, locally cooked, nutritious food; and to support or, if necessary, create a series of community kitchens that will be able to continue to serve their communities after the crisis period ends. You can request free meals, request and pay for meals, or donate the cost for others. For more information please visit https://www.gloucester.anglican.org/2020/feeding-the-5000/.

Services:

Our benefice of four churches is holding a short service on Zoom at 9.30 am on Sunday mornings. Please email julia.hook@btinternet.com if you wish to join us.

Streamed services are available from our sister church in Winchcombe by following a link on their home page.

You can find other live stream services or events to watch from home here and on Church Online.

 

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

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St Peter's Church Dumbleton

01242 620636

07715 953076

stpetersdumbleton.org.uk

The Vicarage, Church Road, Alderton, GL20 8NR

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