Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford Ashingdon with South Fambridge

ST ANDREW'S AND BENEFICE LOCKDOWN.

4 Nov 2020, midnight

It is with sadness we have to announce that Services will cease from the 5th November, however our church buildings will be open for INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE PRAYER on Wednesday and Sunday mornings at our regular service time of 9.30am

Online Morning Prayer will be available on Monday and Friday mornings via the CASP/ROACH Facebook page starting at 9.30am from the 9th of November, this will continue for the foreseeable future.

Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people, and it is advised that only close friends and family attend. Linked ceremonial events such as stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance. Anyone working is not included. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.

Weddings, civil partnership ceremonies will not be permitted to take place except in exceptional circumstances.

Places of Worship will be closed, unless they are being used for:

• Funerals

• To broadcast acts of worship

• Individual prayer

• Formal childcare or where part of a school

• Essential voluntary and public services, such as blood donation or food banks

• Other exempted activities such as some support groups

Every Blessing

Ernie, Gary, Kim and Sharon