As you know, restrictions across England have now been lifted, including those in places of worship. After reading the guidelines for the coming out of Lockdown with regards to the Church of England I have consulted with the wardens/deputy wardens, some members of all our congregations and the ministry team to gauge people’s thoughts, concerns and worries … More Resuming Worship after the Lifting of Restrictions
So far, we are on target with the government roadmap for lifting restrictions. If all goes well, by the time you read this we will be able once again to meet for a chat as a group of up to 6 outdoors … More Going out again
Tuesday 23 March 2021 is the anniversary of the first national lockdown in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and has been declared a National day of Reflection.
Rev Deborah offers this short reflection of prayer, readings and music. It will be available to watch – and re-watch – indefinitely … More National Day of Reflection
We had a difficult decision to make a few weeks ago. Churches were given the option to stay open or to close during the current lockdown … More Many views, one body
Until recent times I’ve been a law-abiding citizen without having to think too much about it. And when I have needed to check the rules, the highway code, say, I could be fairly confident that it wouldn’t have changed by the next week … More Law and order?
This article was submitted for the June 2020 issue of our parish magazine, and contains many helpful links for Mental Health … More Mind the Gap! – Social Distancing and Mental Health
You will have heard on the news that churches and places of worship are able to re-open … More Re-Opening our Churches
The advice we have been given that involves a lot of people self-isolating is necessary to enable the NHS to cope during the pandemic, but staying inside, away from family or friends can lower our spirits or make us a prey to anxiety. I’m relaying some advice here for encouraging a healthy frame of mind. … More Keeping your mind healthy as well as your body
In light of the broadcast that the Prime Minister has just made, church will be closed for private prayer until further notice. Please continue to pray at those times as well as your usual time for prayer … More Coronavirus Update 23 March 2020
Our communities are following the latest Government guidance on public association and good hygiene in response to the spread of Coronavirus. … More Statement from Greater Manchester Faith Community Leaders on Coronavirus (Covid 19)