Coronavirus Covid19 updated 10th of January 2021
We entered our third national lockdown on Monday 4th of January 2021. Churches are still allowed to open for public worship and individual prayer.
We will still be recording services in church to be uploaded to Facebook or emailed to you.
Steven Smith, one of our retired colleagues, continues to offer a sermon/talk each week that can be delivered to you by email. Please let us know if you would like to receive it using the ‘Get in touch’ page and link. It will also be found on our ‘News and Notices’ page.
There is a new Facebook page called ‘The Church of St John the Baptist, Witheridge’ available to support all our churches. It is a private group please ask to join. All the resources we are able to offer will be there too.
Funerals -These can still take place within all of our churches. Maximum of thirty mourners, however with required social distancing permissible numbers may be smaller than 30. It will be restricted to 30 minutes, no singing although the organist will be able to play.
Graveside services are still available with a maximum of 30 mourners, again no singing and it is not possible to provide music at the graveside.
Crematoria at Barnstaple and Devon and Exeter will have their own guidelines please check with them or your funeral director for more information. A memorial service will be possible after social distancing/isolation is less restricted or over at your request.
Baptisms - Emergency baptism can take place in hospital.
Weddings - cannot take place except under very exceptional circumstances. message the Minister via the ‘Get in touch’ page for further information or phone 01884 861383.
As with everything at present this may be changed at short notice following local or national guideline requirements.