Church of England Diocese of Norwich Pakefield

Services and Events - Coronavirus update

15 Jun 2020, 6:30 p.m.
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Update Monday 15th June 2020

We are now open for private prayer, our usual times of 9am to 6pm .

Church will look rather different when you go in, this is so we can keep it as safe as we can for everyone who comes in.

As you enter you will notice that the doors are open, this is twofold, one so that you don’t have to touch them and two because the air can then circulate better.

You will see the hand sanitiser on the little table, please use it

You will notice that all the books are away. Can I suggest that you bring your own Bible with you, pens and paper etc.

We are unable to have the candles available because of the risk of cross infection ( watch this space, as we think about how we light candles safetly to remember loved ones)

There are a few chairs at 2 metres distances, please don’t move them.

Enjoy the labyrinth, take your time going around it....and for those of you who are needing to stay at home we will be posting a virtual pilgrimage of the labyrinth soon

Please send us a message if you have any questions

Statement regarding Corona Virus written on Monday 30th March at 9am

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops have issued advice that all church building are to close with immediate effect to protect the most vulnerable in our community.

For fuller details please see

: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

Our response here in Pakefield is:

To communicate regularly with each other. All persons who are on the Electoral Roll have been contacted, either by email or letter. If you are not on our Electoral Roll and wish to join our distribution list please contact me.

All public worship has ceased, so we have been looking at other ways to worship.

We are on Facebook and Twitter, as well as our Website. A weekly service will be live streamed, and extracts posted on the website.

The CD continues to be produced with our service (please let me know if you wish to receive a copy).

If you wish to receive a paper version of the order of service, again let me know.

The radio and television have increased the number of services that are happening, for instance BBC 1 on a Sunday at 11.45 called Sunday Worship as well as online prayers and services.

Naturally all of our Events and social occasions and Informal Gatherings have been put on pause too.

Our Life Event services, of Baptism and weddings have also been put on hold, whilst there are strict guidelines around Funeral services.

If you require pastoral support or have any questions please contact me on 01502 516800 , Email [email protected]

As soon as we are able our Church building will be open for Worship and this will be widely publicised.

God Bless

Stay Safe. Stay at Home to protect the most vulnerable in our community.

Revd Sharon Lord