Coronavirus

OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS NOW OPEN FOR SERVICES

 

We are pleased to announce that services have now resumed. If you wish 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.
 

Services are 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).

It is important that those clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 continue to keep their number of social interactions low and reduce the amount of time spent in settings where maintaining social distancing might be difficult. 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.

If you do wish 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:

Resumption of services at St Peter’s Dumbleton

Please note that attendees must not socialise with people from outside their group. 

Risk assessments related to use of the church building:

The risk assessment for the church can be read by clicking this link:

Risk Assessment for Opening The Church Building to the Public         (updated 31 May 2021)

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.

 

Weddings, funerals, baptisms and other commemorative events:

Current limits on the attendance at these events can be found is this document.

 


For other enquiries:

COVID-19 information:

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 Coronavirus connection hub 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.

Other services:

Our benefice of four churches sometimes holds a service on Zoom 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.”