Church of England Diocese of Lichfield Whittington

Temporary Church closure

10 Jan 2021, 9 a.m.
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In light of the highly infectious Coronavirus variant and having consulted with the Parochial Church Council, the churchwardens have decided that all services at St Giles’ Church, Whittington, are cancelled for the foreseeable future.

There will be no services until at least 31st March 2021 when the position will be reviewed.

In view of the current freezing weather and the difficulty of keeping the ramp and steps safe, St Giles' Church, Whittington, will also be closed for private prayer for the time being. We hope to reopen for private prayer on a Sunday between 11:30 and 14:30 as soon as weather conditions permit.

There will be some online service provision. If you do not currently receive links to online services, please email our Lay Reader, Gill Hollis, [email protected] (for preference) or 01543 432107.

We do not make this decision lightly and hope that you will understand that we have done it in order to keep everyone safe and to avoid the risk of putting any additional burden on the NHS.

Please be assured of our prayers for you all. We will keep you updated if the situation changes at all.

You can follow regular prayers and services for our three parishes at:

At home you are encouraged to make use of the wide range of resources on our Church website especially under the spirituality and Bible sections.

A comprehensive service at home booklet on the what's on page of our website:

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The Archbishops and others have emphasised that we will be part of “a different sort of church in these coming months”, that “Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church on Sunday, and more characterised by the prayer and service we offer each day”. Alongside churches throughout the nation and world, let us be open to the Spirit’s leading in these unsettling and unknown times. This may be a time unlike any other when we can reconnect with God through patterns of prayer.