The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the government’s instructions to stay at home homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This means our churches will be closed and weddings and baptisms cannot take place.
While our buildings our closed, Church is very much open so if you have a query regarding baptisms, weddings or funerals you can still contact your local church. You can find their details on the Church Near You website.
The church offers a variety of services for major milestones on life’s journey. We have compiled some introductions on christenings, weddings and funerals which we hope will be helpful.
In order to support Christians in new and maybe difficult circumstances we have chaplains working in hospitals, schools and universities throughout the diocese and some places of work. If you would like to make contact with a Church of England chaplain you can find their contact details in the diocesan contact list.