St. Mary's Church
Petworth

Corona Virus Message from Fr. Mark

I
n order to save lives across the country from today, 18th March 2020, all public worship is suspended, but St. Mary's services will continue to be held by the clergy and will be streamed and recorded on Facebook (search for user “FrMark”) and at http://stmaryspetworth.weebly.com/live-stream-of-services/.

THE CHURCH IS NO LONGER OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER following the STRICTER LOCKDOWN.

Please communicate any concerns to me (see contact details at end of this page).

M
aterial for praying at home is now available - click here to view or download.

To continue giving while the church is closed see the Message from the Treasurer and Church Wardens.

We are looking to coordinate with the local council in  making sure those who are stuck at home are looked after.

The suspension of public worship NOW APPLIES to weddings, baptisms, and licensing. Emergency baptisms may take place at home or in hospital, subject to rigourous hygiene conditions.

Funerals can only take place at the crematorium or at the graveside.
However, these should go ahead with as few people in attendance as possible. Clergy should use their discretion on what limits to apply.  For example, it would be reasonable to limit attendance to the immediate family, excluding anyone who is at risk from infection.


Finally, please be assured of my continued prayers and my confidence that nothing can separate us from the love of God made known in Christ Jesus.

Fr Mark

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