Tuesday 5 January


National guidance from the Church of England

The Church of England website has a dedicated page for the latest national requirements and guidance.

Updated 4 January

Read a response from the Bishop of London to the Prime Minister's statement outlining new restrictions in England

The advice on this Church of England website will be reviewed in the coming days in line with Government guidance. 

Updated 30 December

The Government has announced a formal tiering review, whereby more areas have been elevated to tiers 4 and 3. The guidance for places of worship within tiers has not changed at this time, and public worship may continue in all tiers, in line with the Government guidance and the advice below.  

We are also conscious of those who will not wish to attend a church building in light of increased numbers of cases, as well as churches who for different reasons cannot currently safely accommodate public worship.

Many churches continue to offer local streamed worship, together with national online weekly worship and daily audio prayer services via the Time to Pray app and podcast, and the Daily Hope telephone line for any who are unable to access the internet. 

Updated 21 December