Church Activities and the Coronavirus

Posted on March 6, 2020 Under Blog Post

This advice was updated on Friday 11th September. Further updates will appear here.

Given the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 and the continually changing advice from the government and the national Church of England, we thought it good to publish clear advice.  As a church, we take our responsibilities very seriously, especially to the most vulnerable.  If you have questions, please contact Revd Charlie Styles: 07725 264991 charlie.styles@lutterworthchurch.org

Do keep an eye on this page for our latest updates and remember that our God and our reliance on His grace remains the same, even in an ever-changing world.

The church building is currently open from 10am to 12pm each morning, Monday to Saturday. We are also open for services as usual on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Supporting One Another

We are very keen to continue to be a church family during this time.  As part of that, we want to enable church members to love and support one another. If you would appreciate someone making contact or need help with groceries and other essentials, please get in touch with the Church Office

We are also using technology to maintain our church family relationships, whether that be a simple as regular phone calls, online service streaming and bible studies by video conference.  Please talk to your Life Group leader to get involved.

Regular Services

As a place of worship, we continue to meet in the church building with plenty of precautions in place to keep you safe.

Our largest Sunday service at 10.30am at Lutterworth Church requires booking through our website to manage seating in line with physical distancing (www.lutterworthchurch.org/sunday-service-booking). Our services on Wednesdays and at our sister churches, Bitteswell and Cotesbach, do not require a booking.

As well as holding some services in the building, we are also streaming services online via our website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitch.

Activities for Under 18s

We continue to run activities for Under 18s, following the advice of the National Youth Agency. Currently, our work with children is held online through Zoom with some work with individual families in-person. Our Youth Ministry is held in-person in groups of no more than 15, with some taking place online too.

Mid-Week Activities

We continue to hold many of our life groups online through Zoom, over the phone or in-person for groups of 6 or lower. We also are continuing with mid-week activities such as our Servant Leadership Course which runs with small groups of no more than 6 participants.

Pastoral Visiting

We want to continue to support people at this time by phone and by in-person visits. If you would like to be visited, please contact Charlie, our vicar.

For more information

We will update this advice as things change. The full Church of England advice can be found online.