Diocese of Chichester


Please note:

Page last updated: 14 September 2020


Church House, Hove is closed until further notice. The staff of church house are available via email and will respond to any questions you may have.

The Diocese of Chichester is currently following guidance from both the Government and the Church of England with regards to our response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Please bookmark this page and check back here on a regular basis for any updates.

All Guidance regarding Coronavirus and how churches/parishes should respond from the Church of England can be found here. This includes any new information from the Archbishops and Bishops, and it includes regularly updated FAQs and guidance documents.


Government Changes to Social Distancing Rules

This tweet went out from the Archbishop of Canterbury's account on 9/9/2020: “After contact with Government we hear that there is no change to guidance on places of worship. Worship is the work of God - not a social gathering, and gives the strength to love and serve”

Advice on finance and governance, covering issues relating to finance, staff, parsonage properties, APCMs, PCC and other meetings and archdeacons’ visitations here

Who needs to wear a face covering? Church of England latest advice issued on 6th August here

Safeguarding update was sent out here with advice on abuse in domestic settings here

Ad clerum from the Bishop of Chichester issued on 1st July

Guidance for re-opening children and youth work and using Zoom with youth groups

Safeguarding Advice, including guidance on how to help others safely and guidance for the safe use of video-calling with young people here and more general advice on safeguarding in the current circumstances here


Further Resources

Meeting our new deacons online - watch the introduction videos here

For those of you who can not return to church and are not pre-recording, you can view the Diocesan Sunday service here

More resources are available below and from the menu on the left, including guidance on video and audio options for services, sermons and homilies, covering both technical issues and copyright issues for music.

§If you have any query regarding advice for churches, please email Anna Quick at adminhelpdesk@chichester.anglican.org. She will respond as soon as she can, or forward your query to someone else you can help. If you are unable to use email, please call her on 01273 425 029.

Any change to public health advice will be published on the government website here first.

The situation is changing frequently and any updates will be communicated to parishes and schools and will appear on this website.

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