Opening the Church for Private Prayer

St James, Elstead

I know that the closure of the church buildings has been very distressing to many in our community. In light of the government announcements and having conducted the necessary risk assessments, along with approval from the PCC on the 16th June 2020

St James will be open for private prayer two afternoons a week from the

 25th of June 2020.

The days and times that the church will be opened are:

Thursday 3 – 4.30pm

Sunday 3 – 4.30pm

This will allow for 72 hours to elapse between each session which will reduce the need for a deep clean between each opening.

Proposal for reopening St James for Private Prayer Rev 1

Parish Risk Assessment Template v.3_0 (1)

St Michael’s and All Angels, Thursley

The closure of our church buildings has been very distressing. A risk assessment has been carried out by myself and the Churchwardens. The PCC has approved that St Michael’s can not be reopened for individual prayer at the moment as we can not facilitate the cleaning of the church. We know how disappointing this will be to many in our community. This decision will be under constant review. St James Elstead will be open on Thursday and Sunday afternoons from 3 – 4.30pm

Opening for Private Prayer – St Nicholas 16.6.2020

St Nicholas, Peper Harow and St Mary’s Shackleford

The closure of our church buildings has been very distressing. A risk assessment has been carried out by myself and the Churchwardens. The PCC has approved that St Nicholas and St Mary’s can not be reopened for individual prayer at the moment as we can not facilitate the cleaning of the church. We know how disappointing this will be to many in our community. This decision will be under constant review.

St James Elstead will be open on Thursday and Sunday afternoons from 3 – 4.30pm