COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance

Last updated Thursday 14th January 2021
 

In the light of the recent surge of COVID cases, our church building will not re-open for public worship until further notice.  The situation will be kept under review and we will let you know as soon as there are any changes.

In the meantime please join us online for our Sunday services at 10am and 7pm at St Giles Online

For more information about what’s going on at St Giles please visit our ‘What’s On’ page.

Please visit our weddings, funerals and baptism pages, for the latest information.

For information on the NHS TEST and TRACE please click here

In the meantime:-

  1. For now, we’re going to continue to broadcast and livestream our Sunday worship services from our home to your home.
     
  2. We have a selection of opportunities for fun, fellowship and social gatherings virtually and over zoom. Please check out our What’s On  page for details. We’re going to be in this for some time to come so we especially want to reach out to those who are alone so that they feel they are part of our fellowship.
     
  3. We are actively using this season to deepen our prayer life and to reach out through offering OnLine Alpha. Check out the Going Deeper section of the website and the Alpha page for more information.

We are reviewing the recent guidance from the government and Church of England about the possible opening our building and will update this page when risks have been fully assessed and it is deemed safe and appropriate to do so.

 

The Church of England's recent statement from the chair of the Church of England’s recovery group, can be viewed here:

Recovery Group statement

You can continue to listen back to our previous recordings, 'tune in' to our LiveStream offering and other resources by following the links below.

Link to the LiveStream webpage

Link to information about weddings

If you wish to discuss this with a member of the clergy, please contact the Church office on 01604 628623 or email office@stgilesnorthampton.org.uk

Vase of lilies

Link to information about funerals

If you wish to discuss this with a member of the clergy, please contact the Church office on 01604 628623 or email office@stgilesnorthampton.org.uk

If you need some practical support, please contact the church office on 01604 628623 or email office@stgilesnorthampton.org.uk and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can.

If you have a prayer request, again please contact the office who will share this with the Pastoral Prayer Team.
 

We are here to help and support you during this difficult time.

The government advice is to:

Stay Alert, Control the Virus and Save Lives

by washing hands, wearing a mask and keeping at least 2 metres apart.

It is essential that we follow this advice:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

Please do not leave home if you or somone you live with has any of the following:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Check the NHS website if you have symptoms

For more information use this link:  Government Covid-19 (Coronavirus) advice

For updates on Northampton use this link:

https://www.northampton.gov.uk/info/406/our-town/2527/covid-19-advice-for-the-public/3

And finally…the words of this song seem apt:

God, I look to You
I won't be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God I look to You
You're where my help comes from
Give me wisdom, You know just what to do

God I Look To You (Lyric Video)

Francesca Battistelli | Starlight

Listen to it here

Jeremiah 29:7 And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you will have peace.

 

Please note, we will add any further updates to this page when needed.


First published on: 13th March 2020