Page last updated: 11th January 2021
Church House, Hove continues to be closed to visitors. The majority of staff are working from home and the best way to make contact is via email.
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.
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
The latest Ad clerum from the Bishop of Chichester issued on 6th January 2021
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
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 services 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 Rob Dillingham at email@example.com. He will respond as soon as he can, or forward your query to someone else who can help. If you are unable to use email, please call him on 01273 425 019.
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.