As from the beginning of October, services were being resumed in both Ashow and Stoneleigh churches, whilst Government and Church regulations allowed it. They took the form of either an abbreviated form of Morning Worship or a Eucharist service, each adapted to meet with current regulations and these shortened services were held inside the churches. They were designed to meet with the rulings on social distancing and any other restrictions in place at the time and congregations were asked to wear face masks during the service unless they had a medical condition which exempted them from this ruling.
All necessary precautions were taken by the Wardens and when attending services people were asked to co-operate fully with them. Social distancing was observed and people were directed to their seats or area.
As we are in a vacancy at the present time we were extremely grateful to the clergy who assisted us at our services.
From 5th November we are once again in a Nationwide lockdown until at least 2nd December and churches are not allowed to be open for services, with the exception of funerals. Where possible, and for special events such as Remembrance Sunday and the coming Christmas Services, if restrictions remain in force we will endeavour to make alternative arrangements. To see full details of upcoming services please click on the 'Download' button to the right of this notice. Further details will also be given in Pews News, together with other local items.
We thank you for your co-operation and apologise for the closure.
For further information about services please see the section headed 'Services and Events' and whilst the pandemic is on refer to 'One-off Events'.