LOCKDOWN UPDATE

Latest update from Jon Harcourt:

With the horrific rise of Covid infections and so many dying each day from the Virus, we have decided that following the service at St Edmunds this Sunday 10th January, the church will be closed until it is considered safe to reopen.

Our celebrant on this day will be Canon Darren Smith.

The strict rules we have had in place at St Edmunds still apply:

Masks/face coverings worn at all times; Sanitise your hands on entering/leaving church;

Into church and straight to your pew – no engagement with others;

At Communion please only leave your pew when there is space behind the black/yellow distance lines;

Back to your pew safely;

After the service please do not mingle or hang around – leave the church immediately.

Update on the latest Covid situation

A message from Jon Harcourt:

All,

Following the guidelines issued by the government and further clarification, churches are being allowed to open for communal worship.

We at St Edmunds will be open as usual this Wednesday 6th January for Celebrate the Epiphany at 12.15pm, with Fr John Oakes presiding.

Sundays as usual 11a.m,  with Fr Darren Smith this week.

HOWEVER, to do this we must follow the strict guidelines on social distancing we announced last Sunday:

Masks/face coverings worn at all times; sanitise your hands entering/leaving church;

Into church and straight to your pew – no engagement with others;

For Communion please only leave the pew when there is a space behind the black/yellow distance lines;

Back to your pew safely;

After the service please do not mingle or hang around, but leave the church immediately.

These measures are necessary, and we all must be aware that the care for ourselves and others makes these restrictions necessary, and we will review the situation at all times. 

We fully understand if you feel that for the moment you will not be able to travel on buses or join with us for our services: take care – stay safe

God be with you till we meet again.

Jon.

HERITAGE OPEN DAY: Saturday 19th September

The church will be open from 11am until 2pm on Saturday 19th September for the Heritage Open Day.

We welcome you to visit for a ‘walk around’ whilst respecting social distances and wearing face coverings.

If you would like to pay a virtual visit to our Grade 2* listed building, then why not click onto the link www.dudleyheritageopendays.org.uk from the 11th September.

Thanks to Paul and Emma from Dudley MBC for organising this.

Jon Harcourt