Re-opening the churches

        

 

Re-opening the churches

Opening for private prayer

We are extending the opening times and adding a third church - St Bartholomew's in Nympsfield.  There are guidelines to follow about social distancing and cleaning the buildings after people have been in them.  These mean that we are only opening for a few hours but we will no longer have stewards available.  The advice is to restrict access to only part of the church, as we are only allowed to open for private prayer, not for visitors to look round.  

St James in Dursley will be open on Mondays 10am-3pm and Thursdays 10am-3pm.

St Giles in Uley will be open on Tuesdays 10am-3pm and Fridays 10am-3pm.

St Bartholomew's in Nympsfield will be open on Wednesdays 10am-3pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm

Re-opening for services

Following the Government’s latest announcement, an 11 page guidance document was issued by the C of E on Tuesday evening.  I have been working with my colleagues and the Churchwardens to decide how we can safely hold services in church following the Coronavirus guidelines.

To allow us time to properly consider, plan, prepare and clean we feel that the earliest possible date that we could hold a service in one of our churches is Sunday 19th July.  This means that next Sunday’s service will be for the whole Benefice at 10am via Zoom.   Canon Michael