Welcome to our COVID-19 section
9/12/21: Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Wednesday, December 8, from Friday, December 10, the wearing of face coverings is again mandatory in places of worship, crematoria and burial ground chapels, plus in other named public spaces, including village halls and community centres, and our church halls. The latest advice from the Church of England can be read here.
There is a reasonable excuse exemption which also allows people to remove a face covering whilst singing if they wish to do so. However, congregations may wish to consider the use of face coverings while singing depending on the local circumstances. Any possible changes to guidance regarding weddings, baptisms and funerals are not contained in the latest government information, which may be read here.
A statement from the Rt Revd Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, on our second Christmas in this pandemic may be read here.
If you cannot find an answer to your Covid-19 questions on this section of the site, please email covid-19help [at] leeds.anglican.org (subject: Covid-19%20questions) . Your question will then be directed to someone who can provide you with a more detailed answer.
A prayer about the coronavirus outbreak, offered by the national church.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The latest advice and guidance from the Diocese and the Church of England can be found here.
The Church of England have recently been involved in conversations with charities and other organisations during this challenging time who are producing constructive advice/reminders about safeguarding for those they work with and support. Here is a short advice note to this effect that your parishes, PSOs and clergy may find useful. This will sit on the national website alongside other information that we are regularly updating.