In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. Therefore, there will be no Sunday or midweek worship in either St. John's or St. Michael's churches until further notice. All groups and activities have also been suspended.
The recent outbreak of Covid-19 has turned our country and our world upside down and it is likely that the situation will continue for quite some time. We pray for all those who are suffering with the illness and for all those who have lost loved ones. We also pray for those whose livelihoods will be significantly impacted due to the restrictions that have been put in place. We know that this is a time where we are all being asked to sacrifice and put other people first.
The following websites offer guidance during the coronavirus outbreak and are updated as the situation changes:
Gov.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance
NHS: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Church of England: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches
Winchester Diocese: Coronavirus - Guidance for Churches
BBC: Coronavirus: UK advice, symptoms, tests and treatment