Updates


"Following the Prime Minister's announcement that public worship can resume from July, we are currently looking to potentially open St Paul's on July 12th, although this is dependent on making sure that all safety measures are in place and that we are able to follow guidelines issued by the church. We will be continuing to broadcast our services on Facebook on Sunday mornings for the foreseeable future, so that no one is unable to access worship especially as we expect restrictions on numbers and activities in the building and encourage the vulnerable to remain safe. We are working on plans to re-open St Martin's when it is safe to do so. We will keep updating our website as further guidance is issued by the government and by the diocese". (24 June 2020)

OPENING OUR CHURCHES: Over the last few weeks we have been developing our use of St Paul’s for recording and streaming services, a process which will continue to evolve in the weeks ahead as we prepare for a future resumption of public worship and a period when services will be available on-line as well.  We are also going to be filming in St Martin’s both for services and for those who want to know more of the history of the church. The Prime Minister announced that as from June 15th churches may open for private prayer. At their recent meeting the Standing Committee discussed this development and have decided that for the time being our churches will remain shut for private prayer, this is so we can continue to develop our online worship using our churches, attend to some essential maintenance and prepare our churches to safely reopen when we are allowed to resume public worship. We will be signposting those places of worship that will be opening for private prayer when information is available in due course. The Standing Committee and PCC will be reviewing the position at their meetings at the end of this month. (15 June 2020)