ALL OUR CHURCH BUILDINGS ARE NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. However, the people of our church communities remain open in heart and spirit. If you are reading this, may you know the blessings and riches of God's grace.
The Vicar along with many in our community prays regularly for our parish, diocese, country and world.
PCC meetings, Annual Parochial Church Meetings, Deanery Synods, etc are suspended. More information on the legalities of these to follow. The Bishop of Leeds intends to extend the period of office of current churchwardens or PCC members until at least 31 October 2020.
BAPTISMS - All Baptisms have been postponed and will need to be rearranged when services are back to usual. No new baptisms should be booked at present.
WEDDINGS - At present no weddings can take place. Postponement might have to be an option for couples with weddings further into the summer, but advice changes regularly. Banns cannot currently be read, instead, a common licence should be applied for from the Registry.
FUNERALS - may be conducted with a limited number of attendees – in all cases observing hygiene and distancing advice. This advice may well change.
Praying at Home: keeping contact with God and the community
We all have to spend a good deal of time at home, sometimes on our own. As a community of prayer, we are never alone and collectively we can hold one another before God, challenge any encroaching sense of isolation and pray for the needs of the world.