READ FIRST: Life events - COVID-19

During the period from 5th November to 2nd December 2020, funerals are the only services which are permitted at all in church. The maximum size for a funeral congregation (at any venue) is set by law at 30, and no congregational singing is permitted.

A minister is - of course - available to take a funeral, and will be happy to talk to you both about what is likely to happen, and about the deceased themselves. In these difficult times, it is quite likely that the conversation will have to be by telephone or other electronic means, but it may be possible to arrange a meeting with a single person at a church venue: if you find it helpful to provide information by email, the minister will provide you with an address by which you can contact him/her. We would particularly recommend that you do not make firm choices about musical matters until you have been able to speak to a minister: some things are much simpler to arrange than others.

Weddings and Christenings/Baptisms will be able to take place again from 3rd December, subject to strict limits on the numbers attending. If at all possible we will try to honour the intentions of wedding couples, baptism parents, and others seeking baptism/confirmation, but we can offer no guarantees while the regulations keep changing and the possibility of a return to lockdown remains. We have the capacity to arrange for services to take place quite quickly: if, for example, a couple live in our parish and have not previously been married, we can arrange for banns to be published in church on the first three available Sundays, and the wedding (subject to a maximum congregation of 15) can take place immediately after.

We very much wish these things were otherwise, and that we were able to return soon to the normal celebrations of life - but hope that all can recognise that it is only by maintaining physical separation that we will be able to stem the repeated spread of COVID-19. We look forward to the day when normal service (and normal services) can be resumed.

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