Following the government announcement on Saturday 31st October regarding the National Restrictions due to come into place from Thursday 5th November, it is expected that our churches will be closed for Sunday worship from Sunday 8th November until Sunday 6th December.
During the period of National Restrictions both churches will be open for funerals. Both churches will be open on Saturdays for individual private prayer: St Giles Church from 10am until 12 noon and St Matthew's Church from 2pm until 3pm beginning Saturday 7th November.
A weekly Sunday service of Holy Communion at 10am will be available via Skype throughout this 'Lockdown' period. If you wish to join us for this service please contact Revd Helen for details (Revd Canon Helen Guest, tel: 0114 2482769 or email [email protected]).
All are most welcome to our online worship and to attend St Giles Church for individual private prayer.
Anyone wishing to discuss arrangements for funerals in church should contact Revd Helen or Revd Michael (as above).
Thank you for your understanding and keep safe.
Please adhere to the following:
1. Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the building
2. Keep 2m apart from other households inside the building at all times
3. If you would like to light a candle, please first allow time for alcohol-based hand sanitiser to completely dry and then light the candle from an existing candle flame. Do not use matches.
4. All attending for individual private prayer will be asked to fill in a Test and Trace sheet with their contact details which will be stored for 21 days or to 'check in' using the Church QR code displayed.
Our church website contains details of how to join others online for prayer, worship, study, and community life (please see our Spirituality Resources page). You can also find prayer resources at www.churchofengland.org.
Revd Helen and Revd Michael are also available to receive calls between 9am and 11am weekdays and Saturday mornings, but please feel free to phone us at any time if we can be of any help whatsoever.