Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Churches
The guidance from the Church of England can be found on their Coronavirus website page. This is mainly aimed at people who are involved in running churches, however, you may find some of the information useful.
We are aware of the latest government announcement that churches may open for private prayer from June 15th. Until we receive updated guidance from Rochester diocese we are unable to make any firm plans. As soon as we have any further information, we will put it on here and also post it on our Facebook page.
Alternatively, the official government advice can be found here. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
And the NHS advice is here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Please note that advice is changing daily (if not more often) so be sure to check these sites regularly if you need information.
Following the guidance from the government, St James will be opening for private prayer on Wednesdays from 13:00 - 17:00. (From 1st July)
Please note that you will be expected to use the hand sanitiser provided, follow social distancing guidance and wear a face mask unless you have a compelling medical reason for not doing so.
It is likely that the church will be open for services in the not too distant future, albeit with social distancing restrictions still in place. Watch this space for further details.