Guidance changes often at the moment, so the best thing to do is to contact us for up to date information about what's available.
At least for the duration of the November lockdown all services in churches, except funerals, are disallowed by government. We're very sorry to say that we therfore cannot conduct any weddings or baptisms during this time. Funerals are limited to a maximum attendance of 30, with the advice that only close friends and family attend. Burials of ashes can continue, but with a maximum attendance of 15.
Whilst we could open only one of our buildings, All Saints' Ripley was open for services. It is important to note, though, that our nominal capacity for a safely sociallly distanced congregation is only 15-20. We do not know how long that will remain the situation as we are dependent upon government and national guidance.
Baptisms: We are now taking bookings for baptisms, but services can only be in All Saints' Church Ripley, and were limited by the capacity of that church (currently 15-20 depending on individual group sizes). Please be in touch for more details.
Weddings: We are taking bookings for 2021+ weddings, though with the proviso that plans may still have to change as/if the pandemic situation develops. Before the current lockdown, weddings were limited to an attendance of 15.
Funerals: Please do be in touch if you would like to make arrangements for a funeral, burial, or interment, and we will work with you to try and find the best possible solution under current circumstances. Funerals are limited nationally to an attendance of 30, but the majority of our buildings will not be able to safely welcome this number.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
For slightly more information from pre-covid, much of which is still relevant and may answer some questions, please do take a look at our Occasional Offices Policy.