Church of England Diocese of Salisbury Royal Wootton Bassett

Effective 13 January Church Services suspended

12 Jan 2021, 9:45 p.m.

Although places of worship are still allowed to remain open both for private prayer and communal worship, the Standing Committee today decided that we should suspend all our Eucharist services and sessions for private prayer at St Bart’s for the next two weeks, and review again on Tuesday 26<sup>th</sup> January. We do so with a heavy heart knowing how important these are to so many. However, the current infection statistics locally, the increased pressure put upon our local NHS subsequently (including the challenging situation at the Great Western Hospital as reported on in the local news this evening), and the increasing urgency of messages from the Government to Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives persuaded us that for the time being we should also be doing what we can to support this.