Church of England Diocese of Liverpool Lowton Saint Mary

What will happen to Funerals, Weddings & Baptisms during the Corona crisis?

20 Mar 2020, midnight

PLANNING THE FUNERAL: Although this will be very difficult for everyone, numbers of those attending the funeral will have to be kept to a minimum – we advise immediate family only. This should also be communicated to anyone in the wider circle of friends, family or colleagues in advance. Sadly, those over the age of 70 and those with an underlying health condition are strongly discouraged from attending in the present circumstances.

PLANNING A BAPTISM: Numbers of those attending the baptism must be kept to a minimum – the candidate, their parents OR guardians OR carers, godparents and the minister and no others.

This should also be communicated to anyone in the wider circle of friends, family or colleagues in advance who may wish to attend. Sadly, those over the age of 70 and those with an underlying health condition are strongly discouraged from attending any in the present circumstances.

PLANNING A WEDDING: While wedding services may continue, numbers attending the ceremony in church will need to be strictly curtailed to the legal minimum, which is the priest, bride, groom and two witnesses.

For further information please contact: Revd. Jonathan 01942 729581 or Revd. Trevor 07935 198009