A message from our Rector – Rev Phil Michell: (7th Jan 2021)
I have spent much time considering what our response should be to the latest lockdown and to the fact that the NHS is at a critical point due to the more contagious version of the Covid virus.
I have consulted with the churchwardens across the Benefice and the following has been decided:
- Sunday services in church will be suspended in the parishes of Atlow, Bradley, Hognaston and Hulland
- At Kniveton, there will continue to be two services per month (on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month). These will both be services of Morning Prayer. There will be no services of Holy Communion held in the church during this current lockdown period.
These decisions have not been taken lightly. The intention is to help prevent the spread of this more contagious version of the Covid virus, to protect each other, and also to help protect our already very stretched NHS. Where services do take place, they will be conducted in the safest possible manner.
We will keep this under constant review and will re-instate services of Holy Communion as soon as the situation improves.
The following will NOT change:
- The churches will still be open for private prayer on the days and times outlined below
- The weekly Telephone Holy Communion services on Sundays at 9.00am will continue
- The Night Prayer live streams on Facebook on Wednesday and Sunday nights at 8.45pm will also continue.
- The Rector is still at work and available should you need to call
Opening of our church buildings for private prayer:
- Atlow: open every day 9am to 4pm
- Bradley: open on Saturdays 10am to 4pm
- Hognaston: open on Wednesday and Saturdays 10am to 4pm
- Hulland: open on Sundays and Wednesdays 9am-4pm
- Kniveton: open every day 9am to 4pm