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Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for churches


Last updated Thursday September 17 at 14:40

  • New FAQs
    • How does the new ‘rule of six’ affect regular church services? in The rule of six section
    • Are places of worship exempt from the ‘rule of six’? in The rule of six section
    • Can Bible study groups or home groups now meet in person? in Prayer and worship section
    • Can a choir sing during worship if there are more than six members? in Prayer and worship section
    • Can a choir rehearse? in Prayer and worship section
  • Updated FAQs
    • Can churches open for individual prayer? in Prayer and worship section
    • Can churches hold services of worship? in Prayer and worship section
    • Can we have worship outside? in Prayer and worship section
    • Can funerals still go ahead? in Life events section
    • Can weddings still go ahead? in Life events section
    • Can baptisms still go ahead? in Life events section
    • Can ordinations still go ahead? in Life events section

The Church of England continues to engage with the Government seeking clarification on a number of areas.

We anticipate further updates in the next few days with further additions to the FAQs and we also continue to review the downloadable guidance papers which will be updated accordingly. All updates will be notified at the top of this page.

Whilst Government guidance has been revised to allow certain activities to take place in church buildings, 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.

The information on this page is regularly updated, so please check back to ensure you have the latest guidance. When major changes are made, we will publish update through the Church of England Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Please read the detailed guidance below to ensure all activities are conducted in a safe and hygienic way.

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FAQs

The Recovery Group's statement on 6June 2020 addresses the Government’s announcement that places of worship can open up for supervised private individual prayer from 15 June.

Please read the detailed guidance below to ensure all activities are conducted in a safe and hygienic way.

FAQS


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