St John the Baptist, Witheridge
Coronavirus Covid 19 update 1st August 2020
We are pleased to announce that the church will be open on Sunday mornings at 9.30 for a service of Holy Communion (Common Worship) during August. We will be very restricted with numbers with a total of 14 household slots each Sunday - individual, couple or family. To control the numbers and not have to turn anyone away from the service it will be necessary to operate a reservation system. Please contact Adrian on 01884 861383 to reserve a place or email [email protected]
On Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm the church will be open for private prayer. A member of the congregation will be there to greet you.
We have had to close off areas of the church to ensure social distancing, we ask you to respect the closures. There are no toilet or hand washing facilities available, however, there is a plentiful supply of 70% alcohol gel. At present we are not opening as an historic building to visit but purely for private prayer and services.
We would strongly encourage the use of a face covering when attending church, from the 8th of August the use of a face covering will be mandatory.
Please go to our ‘About us’ page to get full details on how we can continue to support you and further information about funerals, baptisms and weddings.
We are part of the Little Dart Mission Community, a group of 12 churches under the leadership of our Team Rector, The Reverend Tony Rockey 01769 581712
The parish of Witheridge with Creacombe is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR) - Sue Wells, Tel: 01884 861383
The Diocese of Exeter’s safeguarding pages https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/ contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSRs.
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA - Mr Charles Pitman Tel: 01392 345909 and / or your local authority Children or Adults Services.
If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police.
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11