Update concerning covid-19 on 25 March 2020
All Church of England churches are to close with immediate effect, including for private prayer, in an effort to help limit the transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19.
The archbishops and bishops of the Church of England have written collectively to clergy, through their dioceses, urging them now to close all church buildings - other than where they are needed to keep a foodbank running, but even then under strict limits.
There will be no church weddings until further notice; funerals will not take place inside church buildings and only with immediate family in attendance and the only baptisms will be emergency baptisms in a hospital or home.
The Church of England will be offering a national weekly service which will be broadcast online each Sunday via social media and daily audio of prayer during the day and night prayer will also be available.
At St Ed's we continue to encourage everyone to do what they can to support food banks which will be needed more than ever at this time.
Now the church building is closed we have considered how to maintain this vital support to our community as we cannot continue to have a foodbank collection point at the church.
For the time being the Foodbank collection bin has been moved to the Rectory, at 173 Taverham Road.