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St George’s remains active in praying for all

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest guidance as at 23 March

Following the Government announcement on 23 March, St George’s church must now be closed to all visitors until further notice.

The vicar will come and pray in church each day for our community, our nation, and for the world at this difficult time.

 If you have a prayer request or would like a candle lit for a loved one, please phone 01635 524994 or 01635 45380.

The church is still going, but in a new way. For more information please see:

 www.stgeorge-stjohn-newbury.org.uk 

Email messages can be sent to and will be automatically forwarded to clergy.

Statement from The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England

We have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). But they called on the Church to “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”.

It follows the announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson of sweeping restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.

It means all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the Government’s instructions.

There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.

Funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can still take place, but only in line with the Prime minister’s Statement.

In a joint statement the bishops said: “In the light of the Government’s measures, announced by the Prime Minister this evening, we urge everyone to follow the instructions given.

“We will give a fuller statement of advice as soon as possible. Let us continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable, and build our communities, even while separated.”

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