Church of England Diocese of Lichfield Stoke-upon-Trent and Fenton

COVID-19 Closure of Church Buildings

25 Mar 2020, 10 a.m.

The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close

We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.

Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, Stoke Minster and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.

Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done safely from within the church building at this time.

For details of ways we can join one another in prayer, study and community life and action see our website and facebook page.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.