Open daily for individual prayer but closed for collective worship.
In view of the rapidly escalating number of cases of COVID-19 in Norfolk, and in our area, we are today (3rd January) announcing that we are temporarily pausing collective worship until things improve. It is sad to have to do this but we believe most people will understood that in the current circumstances our priority must be to look out for our neighbours and protect the vulnerable.
Bishop Graham has urged us to be exceptionally careful at the current time and in these unique circumstances has authorised incumbents, in consultation with their churchwardens, to cancel services whilst we are in Tier 4, if that is what is determined locally. This we have now done.
We will keep the matter under constant review and reopen the church for collective worship as soon as we feel it is safe to do so again.
The church will remain open daily for individual prayer between approximately 9 am and 12 noon. For this, access is through the side door by the High Altar on the south side not the usual entrance. You will notice our new external crib scene adjacent to the entrance. The prayer area is in the chancel on chairs specifically spaced and it is not possible to go into the nave. Copies of a short prayer meditation guide are available for anyone to use providing they take it home with them as we cannot have pieces of paper being left for others to use. Hand sanitiser is available for use as you enter and leave.
We will continue to pray for our town community in the weeks ahead as we have done throughout the last few months. If you have any specific prayer requests you may always phone me on 01328 862268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Francis Mason, Rector