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The Lockdown Announced on 31st October 2020

November 1, 2020

Following the announcement on Saturday 31st October the following statement has been issued by the government:

Places of Worship will be closed, unless they are being used for:

  • Funerals
  • To broadcast acts of worship
  • Individual prayer
  • Formal childcare or where part of a school
  • Essential voluntary and public services, such as blood donation or food banks
  • Other exempted activities such as some support groups

Therefore, from Thursday 4th November until at least Thursday 3rd December all seven churches in this benefice will be closed, except for the activities listed.

The latest updates from this benefice will be posted here:

The latest guidance direct from the Church of England is available here:

The latest guidance direct from the government is available here:  and here: 

Please hold in your prayers all who will find this lockdown particularly difficult, especially those who will be painfully lonely, fearful, or facing hardship.

God bless,



One Comment
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    Hi Nigel Thank you for this.  It doesn’t mention Remembrance Sunday- do I  assume this is cancelled? Blessings Lynda

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