Welcome to our COVID-19 section

A COVID-19 Permitted Activities under national ‘Step’ Regulations document can be found here. It summarises how national regulations affect various church-related activities. We are now in Step 3, from Monday, May 17.

Updated Church of England advice and FAQs on issues such as indoor singing and seating arrangements can be found here

Following the Government's statement on planned dates for a four stage easing of lockdown, subject to scientific review, the Church of England's own "roadmap" out of lockdown which can be viewed here

If you cannot find an answer to your Covid-19 questions on this section of the site, please email covid-19help [at] (subject: Covid-19%20questions) . Your question will then be directed to someone who can provide you with a more detailed answer.


A prayer

A prayer about the coronavirus outbreak, offered by the national church. 

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Diocesan Information

The latest advice and guidance from the Diocese and the Church of England can be found here.



The Church of England have recently been involved in conversations with charities and other organisations during this challenging time who are producing constructive advice/reminders about safeguarding for those they work with and support. Here is a short advice note to this effect that your parishes, PSOs and clergy may find useful. This will sit on the national website alongside other information that we are regularly updating.

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