Last reviewed: 16:44pm 31/12/2020

Coronavirus – or COVID-19 – is a new virus that has quickly spread to all continents and poses risk to those older in our communities, as well as those who may have certain underlying health conditions.

  • The Church of England have released guidance for churches and congregations in regards to the Coronavirus – click here to read more.
  • The government also have information available for the public too; click here to read this.
  • The NHS have a website giving advice here.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) have information available here.

Tier 4 restrictions from the 31st December

Whilst Government guidance allows certain activities to take place in church buildings, it is still vital that the necessary hygiene and social distancing precautions are kept in place in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

In conversation with the Standing Committee here at St Mark’s Church, Pennington and in consultation with the Area Dean, we have decided that for the time being there will be no services in the building at St Mark’s Church. This will be with immediate effect, and so from Sunday 3rd January there will be no 9am service at St Mark’s. Our weekly worship will continue online at 10am on Sundays.

Our priority must be to ensure the safety and well being of our community here at St Mark’s, and the wider community in Pennington, and also those of us that lead in this place.

We envisage that the building will remain closed for public worship for the whole of January, but please rest assured we will keep the situation under careful review. 

If you have any coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Get a test; we continue to stream our in building services through our Facebook, and YouTube pages – as well as through this website.