OUR CHURCH BUILDING WILL OPEN FOR SERVICES
ON 4 APRIL 2021
We are pleased to announce that services will resume on Easter Sunday 4 April 2021, but please note that this service will be at the different time of 11.15 am. If you wish to attend please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01386 882049 beforehand, as the number of people that we can accommodate is severely restricted because of social distancing.
After Easter Day, services will be at their normal times of 10.30 am on the first and third Sunday of each month. Please see our Services and Events web page for details.
We will continue to exercise the Government’s mandatory social distancing and other measures, including the mandatory wearing of face coverings (except for those exempt).
Those who are considered to be extremely clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 are advised to take particular care and should limit the time they spend outside the home. They are strongly advised not to attend a service. Other clinically vulnerable people, including people aged 70 or older, are also advised to take particular care to minimise contact with others. Advice for both groups is advisory, however, and they can choose how to manage their own risks.
Current government advice is also that, where possible, when visiting a place of worship, you should stay local and avoid travelling outside your local area (meaning your village or town, or part of a city).
If you do wish to attend a service please send an email to email@example.com 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:
Please note that attendees must not socialise with people from outside their household or support bubble.
Risk assessments related to use of the church building:
The risk assessment for when the church re-opens for services can be read by clicking this link:
Risk Assessment for Opening The Church Building to the Public (updated 27 March 2021)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01386 882049, and we will be pleased to do our best to accommodate a visit.
Weddings, funerals, baptisms and other commemorative events:
Current limits on the attendance at these events can be found is this document.
For other enquiries:
The vicar can be contacted by telephoning 07715 953076, or you can email email@example.com
A village contact is Paul & Tricia Steggles 01386 882049, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ...
Our benefice of four churches sometimes holds a short service on Zoom on Sunday mornings. Please email email@example.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.
“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.”