Church of England Diocese of Ely Offord D'arcy with Offord Cluny

Opening the church for private prayer

19 Jun 2020, 5 p.m.

All Saints Church Offord

Private prayer

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) met recently to discuss how the government announcement about the opening of church buildings for private prayer might affect All Saints.

We considered the guidance from Ely Diocese about social distancing and the cleaning that would be necessary to maintain a safe environment. There are bats in the church which are active in the summer months and we cannot meet the hygiene and safety standards required. Therefore, we came to the decision that it is not safe to reopen All Saints Church at present even for private prayer.

The decision will be kept under review, as we are keen that All Saints should be open for our community as soon as possible. Meantime, St Mary’s Buckden (our sister church) will be open to you for private prayer on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am – 4pm starting from Monday 22nd June. You will be very welcome there.