It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that, at an extraordinary meeting of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) last evening, a decision was made to suspend worship and private prayer at St. John's Church for the time being. This is with immediate effect.
Funerals will still be able to take place in line with current government and church guidelines.
This decision was taken in the light of the current situation with the pandemic and the stay at home message which we are all being encouraged to take to heart.
Unless there are any significant developments before then, the decision will be reviewed by the PCC in mid-March. This is in line with other churches in the United Benefice.
We will be continuing with a recorded service. The link is sent out with the Update every week and is also available on the St. John's website, www.stjohnshighlegh.org.
We will also be offering a live service on Zoom at 10.30am on a Sunday morning for the whole of the United Benefice. Further details and the Zoom link for this will be sent out with this week's Update and I hope you will be able to join us.
Please pass this information on to anyone who you think may not have received this email.
Please remember that, if you are finding things difficult and would like to talk to someone, do get in touch with one of us.
Finally, please be assured of my prayers at this time.
Rev'd Trish Cope
St. John's closes for public worship