Church of England Diocese of Chester All Saints, Daresbury

Coronavirus and Daresbury Church update

13 Jul 2021, 4 p.m.
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I am sure that many of you will be wondering how the Government's announcements yesterday about the changes in Coronavirus restrictions from 19th July, will affect our church life. The following was posted last night [12th July] on the Church of England's website:-https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance

'A spokesperson for the Church of England said: “We note the Health Secretary’s statement in the House of Commons this afternoon [12th July] and the Prime Minister’s press conference this evening confirming plans to move towards the next stage of the Government’s roadmap on July 19 while urging caution in response to rising cases of Covid-19 propelled by the Delta variant.

“The prospect of the lifting of legal restrictions will be both a relief and a cause of anxiety and we are aware that there is likely still to be significant guidance in place.

“We have already been considering our current guidance to churches and are awaiting updated Government guidance for places of worship.

“We will also be seeking further clarification through the Government’s Places of Worship Taskforce, which meets later this week, on a range of areas affecting public worship and places of worship.”'

Once we hear further from the national Church, we shall be looking at how their advice and guidance will be applied by us here in Daresbury. We will let you know as soon as we can via our usual communication channels. Please be assured that we will have your safety in mind at all times and will not wish you to feel any fear or anxiety when coming to Church.

With God's blessing,
David (Vicar)