Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions

At St Stephen's Church we are following the guidance set out by the British Government and the Church of England.  Although Government has removed most Covid restrictions, we are still maintaining a level of precautions in church for the safety and comfort of those who continue to feel vulnerable.  

Church is open for Sunday Eucharist at 9 am each week.  You no longer need to reserve a place.   Inside church, you may sit in any place marked with a green card.  Seating is spaced out at two seats per pew, in alternate pews.  However, three people in a bubble may sit together.  If you wish to sit on your own, simply turn the green card over to red and place it on the seat beside you to indicate the seat is not available. 


Please DO NOT ATTEND CHURCH if you are unwell or experiencing any of the Coronavirus symptoms such as:

  • high temperature

  • a new persistent cough

  • loss of taste or smell

or if you have been told to self-isolate because you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19


  • You must still wear a mask inside church at all times, unless you are exempt under the UK national guidelines.  We are unable to provide masks so you must bring your own.  

  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter and leave church.

  • Please maintain 1m distance from others at all times inside church

The churchyard is open for people to visit family graves.  

Allotments are still open.  Allotment holders please click  here  for more information.

PLEASE NOTE:  Advice is changing daily.  Please make sure you are up to date with all the changes and what you should do to keep yourself and others safe.  Here are some links to help you find information. 

Information from the UK Government  

Information from the NHS