Church of England Diocese of Winchester Dibden

Important message from Peter

19 Jan 2021, 12:30 a.m.
Following a meeting with our Church Wardens yesterday afternoon and after considerable prayer and reflection, we have taken the difficult decision to pause our ‘In Person’ gatherings on Sundays. This was not done lightly and is in response to the rising numbers of hospital admissions and deaths due to Covid in our region and to do everything we possibly can to prevent the spread of the virus. We will be reviewing this decision week by week and will restart ‘In person’ services when we feel the timing is right. We acknowledge that people will have differing views about whether this is the right course of action. Many churches have already decided to stop services and others are continuing in as safe a way as possible. I do hope you will support us in this decision and please pray that God will continue to bless our church with the unity that we enjoy in Jesus Christ.

Practically speaking this will mean there will be no 9am service this Sunday but we will continue to live-stream the 10.30am service from the building with only the service leaders and technical team present. Funeral Services will still be held at St Andrew’s and All Saints’ Churches adhering to Covid regulations.