COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance

Last updated Wednesday 24th March 2021

From Sunday 4th April we are delighted to announce that we will be opening our church doors again for Sunday morning services.  

For the time being, in order to keep everyone safe, we need to restrict the number of people in the building at any one time.  It is therefore necessary, if you wish to attend any of our in-person services, to book your seat. You can find information on how to do this here together with further details on our in-person and online services.

You might find the following information helpful:

Is the building COVID secure?

We have taken all the measures necessary according to government guidelines to ensure that our building is safe for public worship services. 

Will I be asked to register my details on entering the building?

We are asking everyone to pre-book their seat before attending a service in church and your details will be taken at this point.   If you arrive and have not booked, depending on availability, you may still be able to attend and we will ask you to register your details so we can assist with the NHS Test and Trace.  This is typically your name and contact details.  For further information click here .

How can I play my part?

In order to keep ourselves and everyone safe, we ask that you wear a face covering whilst in the church building and sanitise your hands on entry.

Will we be able to sing?

At the moment, congregational singing is not permitted.   However, worship will be very much part of our service and we will be including a music group and worship leader in our services.

Can children attend?

Yes, we welcome children of all ages.  However, we do ask that they remain with their parents for the duration of the service.  We are not running children’s groups for the time being.

What about facilities like refreshments and toilets?

We are unable to offer refreshments at the moment.

Our toilet facilities are open and we ask that you observe the guidelines that are in place.

What is the government advising?

The government’s Covid-19 Response (Spring 2021) can be found here

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.

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

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

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

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

First published on: 13th March 2020