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Private prayer at St Mary’s & Christ Church

June 30 - July 1

Our churches will be opening for ‘supervised private prayer’ from Saturday 20th June at St. Mary’s and from Sunday 21st June at Christ Church until further notice.

Private Prayer Opening Times:

Christ Church – for up to 15 people at a time
Sunday            9am – 1pm
Wednesday     2pm – 6pm

St Mary’s – for up to 30 people in total per three hour session
Saturday          10am – 1pm
Tuesday           5pm to 8 pm

Although we are not allowed to open for public worship yet, this is still a significant step forward and will help us to plan effectively for the time when we are allowed to worship corporately.

For anyone wishing to pray, we need to follow these guidelines:

  • enter and exit by different doors (unless any special provision needs to be made),
  • sit in a designated area of the church,
  • bring own prayer resources,
  • supervise young children at all times,
  • use hand sanitizer at the door,
  • wear face masks, if you so wish,
  • maintain appropriate social distancing throughout your time in our churches
  • provide some basic contact details in the event that you may need to be contacted under the Government’s Track and Trace Scheme.
Please note:
  • Each seat will be cleaned after use.
  • Disposable gloves must be used to light candles (please bring these if you wish to light a candle).
  • The toilet and vestries in both churches will be closed to the public.
  • Volunteers will be on hand to provide appropriate care and support.
We are determined to ensure that our churches are safe for people to enter and that they provide a quite haven for those looking for peace, consolation, care, support and prayer.
If you would like to help volunteer to keep our two churches open, please contact Father Jack.


June 30
July 1


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