Church of England Diocese of Chester Eaton with Hulme Walfield

Update on church opening and services at 1st July 2020

1 Jul 2020, 9 a.m.
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Please be aware that guidance on church opening is being updated frequently. We will do our best to ensure that information provided here is up to date. 

Following the coronavirus lockdown in 2020, Eaton church will now be open on Sundays from 9am to 6pm, for private prayer. At the moment, we cannot open for tourism. There is a long list of precautions we need to take, and visitors will obviously need to take care in what they touch. Access to particular areas and to some pews will be closed off.

Services will start again in early July 2020. For the time being, they will be held on the first and third Sunday in the month at 9:45am. See the Services and Events page. The week's pew sheet of prayers and readings will be available on the News and Notices page, as will service sheets.

Social distancing will be required, and we will take care to help maintain hygiene. There will be music when possible, but no hymn singing. 

We are able to have funeral services in church again, but with strict guidelines on social distancing. This will be communicated to families and attendance will be by invitation only so that we know that we can have a safe number present.

For safety, churches will be locked for 72 hours after the funeral.

At the moment, we are unable to hold weddings and christenings.