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COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Government guidance regarding Covid-19 safety regulations is updated each time changes take place. 

In all cases it is still vital that the necessary hygiene and social distancing precautions are kept in place in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

In preparation for opening to members of the public, it is necessary to carry out a risk assessment and closely follow the Government's guidance for the safe use of places of worship during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Please click on the link below for regulations that relate to places of worship.

Link: Gov.uk COVID-19 Guidance

The Church of England have also published comprehensive guidelines on their main website, which are both useful and regularly updated.

Link: Church Of England Covid-19 Guidance 

The Recovery Group, set up by The Church of England, has also produced a comprehensive Covid-19 vaccines update (December 2020).

Link: Church of England Covid-19 Vaccines Update

Virtual Church Services

Although many of our church buildings have been closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, our church communities have continued to come together for Sunday services, messages, worship and prayer meetings.

Each Sunday a selection of Connexion church virtual gatherings are being made available online, via church websites, Facebook, You Tube pages and Zoom meetings.

The initiative has been extremely popular, and particularly welcome for those who belong to churches that are unable to offer a weekly service virtually.

Available online church broadcasts

  • The new Lockdown Band website is hosting songs, video and audio recordings put together during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Link: www.wormleylockdownband.com
  • Copthorne Chapel has begun posting a weekly services on their website. Link: www.copthornechapel.org.uk
  • Wormley Free Church is posting Sunday services each week, which can be accessed though their website. The services are followed by a Zoom get-together for a virtual cup of coffee and a chat. Link: www.wormleyfreechurch.org.uk
  • Rosedale Community Church has a selection of Sunday messages available on their YouTube page. Link: Rosedale Community Church
  • Bolney Village Chapel is streaming Sunday services on their Facebook page. The services begin at 10.30am for approximately 45 mins and include worship, Bible readings and teaching. Link: Bolney Village Chapel
  • South Street Free Church has also been posting Sunday services on their YouTube page, including Bible readings, hymns, songs and sermons. Link: South Street Free Church
  • Goring Free Church is streaming Sunday video recordings on their YouTube page. Each week there is a playlist of worship songs to accompany the series of sermons. Link: Goring Free Church
  • The Countess Free Church, Elyhave Livestreams of their whole church zoom gatherings, which occur roughly fortnightly on YouTube at Countess Free Church. They also create weekly messages that are available via their podcasts; to access these, go to their website: www.countessely.co.uk