COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance

Last updated Thursday 29th October 2020

We are delighted to announce that our doors are opening on Sunday 1st November for our morning service at 10am.  If you wish to come along you will need to book your seat.  Please go to the ‘What’s on’ page to do this. 

We continue to meet on Sunday morning, online, at 10am.  This service will be repeated in the evening at 7pm.  Please follow the usual link:-

A full Risk Assessment has now been carried out on the Church building and necessary steps taken to ensure that appropriate controls are in place so that, as far as is possible, our church is Covid-Secure.

You can find the Risk Assessment  and Aide Memoire Places of worship NB here.

We will continue with our phased re-opening of the church in line with current national and local guidance.

We meet every week for our Thursday Holy Communion Service 11am and the Wellbeing Café on Mondays, 1-4pm.  Both are held in the church building.

If you would like to attend either the Thursday Service or Wellbeing Café and have not done so before, please contact the office to check availability of places.

St Giles church continues to remain open for weddings, funerals, baptisms and thanksgiving services.
We believe it is not yet time to open for Sunday worship services and so these will continue to be accessible on-line for the time being.

Please visit our weddings, funerals and baptism pages, for the latest information.
The government have indicated that weddings can take place from 4th July onwards.

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

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

If you need some practical support, please contact the church office on 01604 628623 or email 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:

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