Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells North Cadbury

Churches Open for Private Prayer

28 Jun 2020, 9:30 a.m.

On Monday, 23rd March, the Prime Minister announced that all places of worship should close with immediate effect. This meant that our churches could no longer be open for private prayer and no weddings or baptisms could take place.

From Monday June 15th, places of worship are allowed to open for private prayer and small funerals. A risk assessment has to be completed and rigorous standards on social distancing, hand sanitising and cleaning have to be meet, which means many churches do not have the resources to re-open their buildings.  However, North Cadbury Church will be open twice a week for 90 minutes from 10.30am on Sunday mornings and from 2.30pm on Wednesday afternoons.  Galhampton Church will also open twice a week for an hour from 4.00pm on Monday afternoons and from 10.00am on Friday mornings.  Anyone using the buildings for private prayer is asked for follow the restrictions in place.

Though services in churches are still suspended, the Church as the body of Christ is still here to minister and serve, to offer practical support and prayer, over the phone or online.

For online resources provided by the Camelot Parishes, please see the Cutting Edge Camelot page on our website.

For more information and other online resources, please see the latest advice on the Diocesan website.

Please pray for those whose lives are affected by the coronavirus pandemic:

Lord God, carer of all people, creator, sustainer and healer;

We pray for all who have contracted Covid-19. Be with them and their loved ones and bring healing to their bodies.

We pray for all medical staff and emergency services as they look after the physical health, worries and concerns of their patients, especially the vulnerable and particularly those who have reduced contact with the outside world. Let us be good neighbours, looking out and after each other.

We remember the work of scientists, discovering and testing vaccines for this disease, and we pray for all of us, caught up in our everyday lives with the effects of these outbreaks.

Bless your world Lord, and help us to be blessings to one another, in Jesus name. Amen.