Church of England Diocese of Exeter Sidmouth

Third Lockdown

14 Jan 2021, midnight
<div>Our PCC on Wednesday night and have decided to suspend public worship at St Giles and St Nicholas until further notice. <span style="font-size: 1rem;">This means that there will be no 'in-person' morning services at church this Sunday, nor Morning prayer on Monday. We will, however, remain open as before for private prayer (without stewards) this Sunday afternoon between 2pm & 3.30pm and again on Wednesday between 10am and 3.30pm. These decisions will remain under review.</span></div><div>Please note that, as during the November lockdown, <span style="font-size: 1rem;">a 10am Sunday service will continue to be available online</span></div><div>via our website at</div><div>I am conscious that some of us will be very relieved and some of us very disappointed at the decision to suspend public worship. We have taken considerable steps to reduce the risk of COVID transmission in church and local infection rates are currently understood to be relatively low. However, as a PCC we also recognised that things can change very quickly and given the national emergency we were keen not to act too late.</div>