Coronavirus News

On this page we will try to keep you updated on any impact of the coronavirus (COVID 19) on the life and activities of our church.

See our Homepage for links to the latest weekly email, weekly devotions, URC daily devotions and URC Sunday Worship. Visit our Worship at Home page for ways in which you can continue to worship with us.

The URC Eastern Synod have produced an update on the 13th May which can be viewed here (Updates and Useful Information)

The URC have produced a paper titled "Ready for the New Normal" which can be viewed here (Ready for the New Normal)

Sunday Services  In line with other United Reformed Churches, we have decided that we will not be holding any Sunday Services for the time being. You are invited to join the worship provided on the URC Daily Devotions web page.   (Click on the word in blue to access these.)

Chapel Prayers  Our regular Chapel Prayers, which normally take place at 10 each morning, will cease to take place.

Just Sharing  We have had to take the difficult decision to temporarily close our popular Fair Trade shop. We will look to reopen as soon as it is sensible for us to do so.  

Tookeys and our Monday Snack Bar  Following the latest advice from Government and NHS, regrettably it has been decided that Tookeys and our Monday Snack Bar will need to close for the time being.  The last day of opening was Monday 16th March. We will look to reopen as soon as it is sensible for us to do so.

Events, Activities and Meetings  All the events activities and meetings which were scheduled to take place in our building have now been cancelled. This now includes support groups and counselling sessions as well as larger meetings.

Church Committees  The meetings planned for our various committes will, when possible, now take place via telephone calls / conference calls. We have set up a Taskforce to take the urgent decisions which need to be made.


Advice about coronavirus

Some useful advice has been issued by the United Reformed Church regarding coronavirus and that can be found by clicking here.

Advice on reducing the spread of the virus includes...



General advice regarding coronavirus can be found at several places including NHS websites such as the one that can be found by clicking here.