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.  We are still maintaining an additional 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, in alternate pews.  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


  • Although masks are no longer mandatory, Covid infections are currently high and we would prefer you to wear a mask inside church for the protection of others.

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

  • Please continue to use social distancing 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