CORONAVIRUS - GUIDANCE FOR CHURCH MEMBERS & USERS
Please note that ALL activities at church are now SUSPENDED until further notice.
Please see our 'Online Church' section for online talks, prayer resources, videos and more to keep you connected with the church family during this time.
17 March - Update
Please be advised that we will be holding no public acts of worship until further notice. All mid week gatherings and Sunday services at St Peter's are therefore ON HOLD.
Following the governments advice yesterday, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have made this decision.
Please see https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches for full details.
As we adjust to being church in a new way for an unknown period of time, we will be doing everything we can to encourage that we stay connected to God and connected (appropriately) with each other and the world around us, especially our neighbours.
We have made available some helpful prayers, encouraging verses and a family activity pack; and will shortly be releasing two lovely short service structures that you can use wherever you find yourself and whether you are alone or with others. We think you will find these very helpful and comforting at this time. Do try them out.
15 March - Update
Toddlers, Meet and Eat, Dads and Kids, Messy Church and Glow worms (Sunday morning group for Children under 2.5 years) are all suspended until further notice.
Other mid-week groups are continuing to run as normal, but without refreshments.
Childrens' groups for those over 2.5 years are continuing to run on a Sunday morning at our 0930 service as normal.
We will continue to provide an update at the beginning of each week although please note that activities may change at short notice. Keep checking our website and social media for updates.
12 March 2020 - Update
All refreshments and meals are now suspended at church events and services until further notice.
All events and services will currently continue as scheduled - please keep checking our social media and website for updates.
Guests are advised to bring a water bottle when attending, for their own personal use only.
10 March 2020 - Guidance for Church Members and Users
Issued by the Diocese of Guildford
If you are exhibiting symptoms (as detailed on the government guidance webpage below) - all parishioners (church members, guests and volunteers) should get advice from NHS 111 as whether to self-isolate. Please do not attend services or any church activities until you have been cleared to do so by NHS 111.
Parishioners (church members, guests and volunteers) are requested to advise the Church Office if you are unwell – so that we can take action to ensure appropriate care & support without increasing the risk of infection. Call 01252 513111 or 07710 237197 (out of hours).
Should normal church activities become limited - we will endeavour to communicate via email, Facebook and our website.