The recent Government announcement, returning the country into a National Lockdown, allows for private prayer and public worship, however does have specific implications on Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. To adhere to the stringent guidelines, it is not possible to conduct services in the usual manner which has a huge bearing on these important life events.
Funerals can still take place in church as well as at the graveside or Crematorium, however there are still restrictions as to who can attend and the number of mourners, to adhere to social distancing and public health advice. The current guidance suggests that there can be 30 people at a funeral service and 6 at a burial, scattering of ashes or similar linked service. Your funeral director and minister will be able to advise you of this further.
Weddings, wedding blessings and renewals of vows can only take place in church with a maximum of 6 people in exceptional circumstances, however receptions cannot yet take place. If you have any queries, please do speak to us.
Baptisms can take place under the same guidelines as public worship, so while they are possible, they may be logistically difficult due to the segregation of household bubbles. Please contact us for further information.
For more information about Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals, please contact Lisa Stannard by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message for her in the Congresbury office answerphone 01934 833 126.
For any other enquiries, please contact the Congresbury Office by emailing SAC-Admin@newcreationchurches.org.uk or by telephoning 01934 833 126.
For detailed guidance from the Church of England, see their Coronovirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Churches and FAQ page on www.churchofengland.org.uk or click here.