Church of England Diocese of St.Albans Aston

PCC Resolution in connection with public worship

8 Jan 2021, 6:45 p.m.

The rector and the parochial church council of St. Mary Aston acting jointly request that the bishop authorise dispensing with the reading of Morning and Evening Prayer as required by Canon B 11 and the celebration of the Holy Communion as required by Canon B 14 on a regular basis until the end of the national lockdown. The reason for requesting the dispensation is that in the light of the Government’s guidance on preventing the spread of the new, more infectious strain of Covid 19 Coronavirus, there is no church in the benefice which can safely be used for public worship and there is no reasonable prospect of any church in the benefice being made safe for that purpose until at least the end of the national lockdown and the vaccination of significant numbers of the congregation and ministry team. This resolution will be reviewed in the week commencing February 15 and communicated clearly on our website and to our parish. Weekly online worship will continue to be offered.