Initial Update for Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, & Services

Additional details can also be found on the Church of England website https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/church-updates-guidance-weddings-and-baptisms-light-coronavirus

Weddings: can take place, but only with 5 people: priest, couple, two witnesses.


Baptisms: can take place with priest, parents, 3 Godparents


Funerals: only immediate family and it is suggested that it is a graveside service or just a few in church suitably distanced. At the local crematorium, capacity has been reduced to 30, spread out around the chapel.

Services: the Archbishops have reiterated that when a priest celebrates Communion on behalf of everyone, it is not a public service. Therefore when I do this the church will be locked and opened after I have finished. Anne will be present so I am not alone, the whole company of heaven are allowed to be there too!