In light of Covid-19, we regret that all services and events taking place in our church building of St Guthlac's have been suspended until further notice and the church has been closed until we are told otherwise. The fellowship of St Guthlac's continues however in our own homes as we pray and worship in a different way until the time comes when we can meet together again.
We have been asked to display this notice on our doors:
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close
We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, this and all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in this building.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
To protect the vulnerable amongst us, please do not leave your home except for essential trips.
We have set up a section on the website (called "Resources") where we will put prayers and services as well as other resources which will hopefully help us to continue to be the church as we pray and worship in our own homes, until the time when we can be together again at St Guthlac's Church for fellowship.