Latest Coronavirus Guidance across the Parish

Coronavirus: How it affects Church Life

St. Mary’s has re-opened! You are welcome to spend time in this sacred space, light a candle, reflect and pray.

To help keep you safe we have planned a number of changes:

  • Only the main south aisle of the church will be open for individual prayer, and we will be operating a one-way system, with entry via the Main door.

  • You will be asked to respect physical distancing, both while entering and inside the building, by remaining 2m apart from others outside of your group.

  • We will be limiting numbers inside the church, cordoning off seating and have signs and floor stickers at the entrance and inside the building to help you do this.

Our stewards will be available to welcome you during your visit.

There will be hand sanitising points for use at the entrance and exit.

Donations for candles and the work of this church will be via card or cash.

Please note there will be no toilet facilities available at this time.

Church Opening Times w/c 29th June 2020

Tuesday 30 June

14.00 - 17.00

Saturday 4 July

10:00 – 13:00

 

The church currently remains closed for public worship, including services and gatherings, in line with government guidance, but people can continue to join our worship and explore St. Mary’s online - 10 am Service 28th June following the Liturgy of the Empty Hands

Baptisms and Weddings may not take place in church until government regulations are lifted. Where baptism needs to take place in an emergency please contact the Rector.

Funerals can take place at crematoria or the graveside, with immediate family only present and social distancing measures strictly followed. We encourage people to plan larger memorial services to be held later. Please contact the Rector as soon as you can to discuss the options.

Telephone Contact

This is for everyone who would like to be contacted and particularly for those without internet access who may feel isolated and cut off.  Please contact the Rector if you would like to be included. You do not need to be a church member or a Christian.

Volunteering and Getting Help

Chiddingfold has an established network in place known as the Good Neighbours’ Scheme (GNS), which provides a contact for every part of the parish.  The GNS is coordinating local offers of support and requests for assistance. It connects volunteers with those needing assistance and provides local information, including details on shops and services that can offer home delivery. To volunteer or to get support contact gns.chiddingfold@gmail.com

Godalming Food Bank remains open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30am – 2.00 pm for clients and donations:

Godalming Food Bank,
St Mark's Community Centre,
Franklyn Road,
Godalming,
GU7 2LD.
Tel:  01483 418741

Haslemere and District Food Bank remains open for clients and donations:

Haslemere Methodist Church,
Lion Green,
Haslemere, 
Surrey, 
GU27 1LD.

Tel: 01428 642787 or E-mail 

Access to the Food Banks are normally through referrals from clergy and professional agencies. Telephone if you have a referral note, wish to donate or have any questions.

 

Any important updates to our church life will be posted on this page.

 

Please contact us on stmaryschidd@btinternet.com. If you need to speak to a member of the clergy, please contact 01428 682008.

Last modified on Wednesday, 31 March 2020