Public worship can continue

Following the announcement of new 'rule of six' restrictions to help limit the spread of coronavirus, the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who chairs the Church of England’s recovery group, said:

“I welcome confirmation from the Prime Minister that places of worship can still hold more than six people in total, despite the new restrictions on gatherings, and the reassurance that public worship can continue.

“We will continue to work with the Government on specific areas relating to our churches and church-based activities.”

In addition, on Friday 11 September, a further note published on the Church of England website said that the Government and has advised the Church that new regulations relating to the ‘rule of six’ are being prepared and that those regulations will not come into effect until Monday, September 14. Until then all previous advice regarding public worship continues to apply as before.

The Church of England is continuing to engage with the Government and will be in a position to provide new advice to churches in the week beginning 14 September. 


Keeping you informed

You can read the latest coronavirus updates and information from the Church of England on its website. The Diocese of Chester will share important updates with parishes via its E-Bulletin. If you are not subscribed to the E-Bulletin, you can sign up here

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