Church of England Diocese of Chester Marton

Opening our church during the coronovirus pandemic

18 Jun 2020, 4:15 p.m.
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Church buildings are able to be unlocked again. Here is what has been decided by Marton Church.

Visiting Church

Churches are permitted to open their doors again only for private prayer, but, for the time being, Marton Church will remain closed. 

When the church does re-open, 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. There will be further updates on the app.

Sunday Services

We will continue with our worship online, on both YouTube and Zoom, for the time being. We are expecting services in church to begin again in July, and are preparing for that. Keep an eye on the  'Services and Events' for details that will be updated as guidance changes.

The Rural Daneside Churches Group is planning to have one service on the 4th Sunday of the month in Hulme Walfield Church, which will be strictly for those people who are shielding.


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.

Weddings and Baptisms

We are still unable to do either of these, but will let people know as soon as we can.