Coronavirus Updates and Resources

What does this mean for the churches?

Update 2nd November: We are now heading back into Lockdown for November. This is an important measure to reduce the spread of infection so please do all you can to support the effort. The churches will not be open for worship on Sundays but we will continue with morning prayer during the week. We will have live online services at 11am on Sundays.

We are now able to open our churches for limited socially distanced services. Please check our calendar for times and details of these. Following Church of England advice, face masks must be worn and we are not able to sing inside the church buildings but will be able to do a spoken-word service. Our 11am Sunday Communion service at Paulton Church is livestreamed via We look forward to seeing you all again.

What if I need help or support at this time?

Please contact your local church’s Church Warden. They will be able to help you find the support you need during this time. You can do this by visiting our Contact page.

Are there any resources we can use at home during this time?

Our vicar, Adam Pitt, has created an excellent ‘Survival Kit‘ booklet. You can download it here. The hymns that accompany it, can be found on this page.

This booklet is intended as a resource for us to be able to continue to worship together during this period of lockdown.
We can read, reflect and pray together each Sunday at 9.30am. We may be separated in our homes for the moment, but we can gather together in spirit.
Until we can once again meet fully in our church buildings, we worship together in the knowledge that we are one body, with Christ as our head.

Click here to see all of our lockdown and home church posts.

Zoom Services

We have now moved away from using Zoom to livestreaming via – to join us, no app is required, you just click the banner below at 11am on Sunday to be taken to our Twitch page. The audio quality should be much better, during Lockdown we will be using Zoom to communicate with one another and join in the liturgy together. The link for the Zoom meetings will be sent out each week via the mailing list.

In order to sign up to hear more about this, please join our mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time and we’ll only send you updates about our church services and events.

What about children’s worship?

Adam will be posting video ‘Acts of Worship’ regularly to the the website. They can be found on the front page or you can see them all by clicking here. We will continue to email our Messy Church families with ideas and updates. If you’d like to sign up for these emails, please visit our Messy Church page.

Are the churches open for prayer?

The churches are open for quiet prayer from 9:30am and morning prayer from 10:00-11:00am on the following days:

  • Farrington Gurney on Tuesdays
  • Paulton on Wednesdays
  • High Littleton on Thursdays

There will be clear guidance for how to remain socially distanced whilst you visit our churches.

A Prayer for lockdown