Being Church during Covid-19 - An Introduction


A Prayer

Father God, as people and nations of the world, help us to realise our dependence upon one another.

We pray for healing among the sick, wisdom among our leaders, protection and effectiveness for health workers, and responsible behaviour by each of us as individuals.

Most of all, Lord, we pray that you dispel our fears, for you ‘did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline’ (2 Tim 1:7).

For Jesus’s sake. Amen

Where to start

There is a lot of material available to support you and your church during social distancing, much of this can be found on the pages listed below.

To help you effectively reach your church community and maintain the health of your church, we believe the following highlighted pages are a good place to start exploring.

  • Bishop's Advice - the essential first port of call to see the latest advice issued by the Diocesan Bishop Office.
  • National Church Covid-19 Page - a wealth of information from the Church of England to support you and your church. (please note specific advice may vary between dioceses so you should always act on the advice local to the Diocese of Ely from the Bishop's Office.
  • Safeguarding Guidance - reflecting specific changes to ways of working for the team.
  • Children, Youth and Families - a great deal of advice for those working in these areas.
  • Financial Guidance and Resources - Ongoing guidance updates from the Parish resources Team


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Page last updated: 22nd May 2020 3:08 PMFirst published on: 13th March 2020
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