Last Updated on January 17, 2022 by Abigail Courtness


What to expect in church since the easing of restrictions on 19 July 2021

We thought it would be helpful to let you know what to expect now when you come to church on a Sunday.


We are very conscious that people will have different reactions to the easing of restrictions.  Some may be happy to see them go and be ready and able to do more and interact in a more normal way.  Others may still be uncomfortable without restrictions or may not be able to experience these freedoms in the same way that we used to. 

One of the most important things for us to remember  is to acknowledge and respect that others may have a different perspective on these things than one’s own.  Using this to inform our own actions will be necessary to allow us all to move forward positively.

With this in mind, we have decided that our services will fundamentally return to normal albeit with some adjustments.

Face coverings and physical distancing are no longer legal requirements, however, we respectfully ask that all visitors continue to wear face masks inside church wherever possible, for the saftey and protection of others. We also ask that, out of courtesy, you respect other people’s ‘personal space’, remembering that this may be larger for some than others.

To encourage your prayer:

Some resources to support and encourage in prayer at this time:

Links to Smart phone apps:
The Church of England:

Morning and Evening prayer app – Free
Midday prayer and Night prayer app – Free
Reflections for daily prayer – Free

A daily bible verse from the community of Taize:.
Taize bible verse. 

Other publishers:

Scripture Union App – Subscription
Bible Reading Fellowship: Day by day with God: Rooting women’s lives in the Bible – Subscription
Bible Reading Fellowship Guidelines: Bible Study more in depth bible study – Subscription
Bible Reading Fellowship: New Daylight – Subscription
Lectio365 – Daily reading and meditation – Free

Those interested in keeping up to date with the Sunday readings:

Sunday readings and prayers