Church of England Diocese of Canterbury High Downs

St. Mary, Eastling Church - A Re-opening for Private Prayer

19 Jun 2020, 8 a.m.

We will be moving in small steps towards a full re-opening of the church at some point in the future, however we can make a start on this by opening for private prayer only on three days a week from w/c 29th June. This will be on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 1200 to 1500. This will be reviewed going forward. 

Those wishing to come for a period of prayer will find that only the back part of the church will be accessible. Soft furnishings such as kneelers and pew runners will be removed and the toilet will remain locked. The visitors’ comment book will be removed. There will be appropriate signage regarding social distancing and l will be using rope to close off those areas which cannot be accessed. The government instructions mean that each pew can only have one person in it (or more if from the same family) Pews which can be used will be clearly identified.