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 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: (this was updated on 12 August to reflect the fact that the wearing of face coverings is mandatory in places of worship)
You can also read the latest risk assessment that we have carried out by clicking this link:
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01386 882049, and we will be pleased to do our best to accommodate a visit.
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 ...
Details of the Dumbleton & District COVID-19 group providing support for those in need used to be found here, but is currently suspended.
Feeding the 5,000: The Church of England in Gloucestershire collaborated 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. This project was successful during the first spike of the crisis, and can be replicated if a second spike occurs. For more information please visit https://www.gloucester.anglican.org/2020/feeding-the-5000/.
Our benefice of four churches has been holding a short service on Zoom at 9.30 am on Sunday mornings. This is currently suspended as all four churches are now open for services. Please email email@example.com if you wish to join us should the Zoom services resume.
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.”