There have been lots of changes happening and you may be wondering what is happening with our church buildings and halls, services, weddings, funerals, baptisms etc.. We are receiving regular updates from the Church of England and suggest that you also check this out for the latest guidance,but as of the 28th March 2020:
Our church buildings and halls may be closed but the church is very much alive and serving our communities but in different ways: – we continue to live stream services from home, we continue to pray and worship and love one another.
For the time being our church buildings are closed for public worship and for private prayer, without exception.
There can be no weddings in church buildings until further notice
There can be no baptisms in church buildings until further notice. Emergency baptisms can take place in hospital or at home, though subject to strict hygienic precautions and physical distancing as far as possible.
Funerals can only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside. Only immediate family members can attend (if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse or partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way.
Live streaming of services (or pre-recorded messages) will still take place, but from home. Check out The Church of England in Ollerton and Boughton’s facebook page or Rev Zoe Burton’s facebook page.
Our Church facebook pages to check out:
Our church facebook pages: The Church of England in Ollerton and Boughton and St Andrews Eakring. You will find prayers, helpful resources and the latest news during these times.
We give thanks for the Ollerton Community Focus Group and local community village action groups seeking to address the needs of our communities. Do follow Lifespring Church/Oasis Hub facebook page for all the latest updates.
In the meantime, take care, keep safe and healthy, keep doing physical distancing when out and wash your hands!!