Corona Virus (advice for churches)


LATEST UPDATES: The information below was amended on 27 March 2020.

In light of the current Corona virus pandemic we will endeavour to keep you up-to-date with the latest advice for churches and parishes. We are asking all church ministers to regularly check this web page, which we will try to update daily, as well as the continuously updated advice and 'frequently asked questions' (FAQs) on the  national Church of England web pages here. 

A joint letter from the Archbishops has called for public worship to be suspended.

Bishops Martyn an Guli, and our Archdeacons, as well as the diocesan Mission and Ministry team, are  supporting our clergy in prayer and practical matters, just as they are doing for their parishioners and communities. We will share a new video message from Bishop Martyn here (above) every week as well as on our Facebook and Youtube channels.

Weddings may not currently be conducted, and funerals are subject to new regulations, and will no longer take place in a church building. You can see more detail on the Church of England web pages here. 

Baptisms may now only be conducted in an emergency, you can read more here. More digital and printable resources will also be added in coming days as well as webinars on how to livestream prayer or sermons and a variety of resources to support ministry. Vital information about safeguarding can be found here. Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions below.

A number of churches have contacted us looking for clarity on the legal regulations around streaming services. Here's the guidance given by the Church of England's national Digital Team.

FAQ's

Everyday Faith Ideas

Support for Clergy

Worship at Home

 




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