Coronavirus

This page provides all our current information on the impact of Coronavirus in our Benefice.

    Following instructions from the Archbishops and Bishops, all churches have been      closed to everyone until further notice.

Sadly this means that we are not able to hold any services in our churches and we have been asked to keep them locked.  Bishop Rachel and Bishop Robert have said this; 'Stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.  We call upon all our churches and church leaders, clergy and lay, to follow this advice.  It therefore remains very important that our churches remain closed for public worship and private prayer.”

 

Please contact our Clergy for further information Contact Us

You can also find more information and guidance during these difficult times on:

The Diocese of Gloucester’s website:here

Or the Church of England’s website which also has a dedicated coronavirus page here

 

Funerals during the time of the virus

As you’ll be aware, during the current crisis the number of people who can attend a funeral has been severely restricted to very close family only.  Resources are available that can be used if you are not able to attend a funeral service in person.  These include some prayers and readings and the opportunity to light a virtual candle as you remember the person who has died. 

Follow this link:

https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/funerals/here-everyone/support-when-you-cant-attend-funeral

Any of the clergy are of course available to you if you would like to talk with them.  Please use the ‘contact us’ button.

 

Prayer resources

Thy Kingdom Come - a prayer resource from the Church of England  

 

 

Supporting the local church financially

The churches of our Benefice rely on donations to provide care and support to everyone in these communities. Now more than ever, during these difficult times when we can only meet on line, please consider giving generously to support our mission and ministry. Thank you for your support.

The Parish Giving Scheme is a great way to support our work - 

For Dursley Parish (St James the Great and St Mark) see here

For Uley Parish (St Giles, St Bartholomew and Holy Cross) see here

Alternatively you could make a one-off donation, or set up a standing order, and make these eligible for gift aid if you pay income tax. Downloasd the appropriate form below, complete it and return it as an email attachement or by post to the appropriate Treasurer - see the Contact Us Page for addresses.

For Dursley Parish the form is here

For Uley Parish the form is here

We are investigating Online Donation schemes - details later