Church of England Diocese of Chester Siddington with Capesthorne

Update on church opening and services at 5th September 2020

5 Sep 2020, 7:45 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, Siddington church is now open during daylight hours, 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. If you would like to attend any of our services, please read the safety notice first. 

From September 2020, services will be held every Sunday. See the Services and Events page. Service sheets are available on the News and Notices page.

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

Services for people who are shielding will be held at Hulme Walfield Church. Please see their calendar

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 christenings are permitted with strict adherence to social distancing and numbers attending. They will be by invitation only.