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Churches Reopening?

You may have heard on the news that, from Monday 15 June, places of worship will be permitted to open. At first, this will only be for individual prayer, with appropriate hygiene and social distancing. No public worship is yet permitted.

However, not all churches will manage to open straight away, and it is unlikely that those which do open will do so all day, or even every day. There is no compulsion for all churches to open. Risk assessments will be undertaken, and plans put in place, so that we can reopen our church buildings as soon and as safely as possible.

It is also possible that small funerals and weddings will also be permitted in the near future, and, as above, these will need to be carefully managed for the safety of all. Guidelines are being drawn up by the national churches, and updates are being published regularly.

We will let you know in due course when St Nicholas Church will reopen, and how this will be managed.