Following a statement by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Sunday worship services and midweek gatherings in the Church of England have been put on hold until further notice due to COVID-19.
However Church has not shut up shop – far from it! Rather, we are facing the challenge of the pandemic by becoming a radically different kind of church rooted in prayer and serving others.
Jesus said, ‘Love your neighbour.’ Therefore we will be there for all in our community. We will contact and support those who are isolated at home or need a friend in these difficult days. Where we can we will provide practical help to those who need it. We will also keep some church buildings open for private reflection and offer ways to enable us all to join in prayer and worship from our own homes. We are developing a plan to make use of digital resources to worship together.
Church will be open at 11am on Sunday 22nd March for prayer.
Watch Rev’d Neil Cook, Team Leader for Church Wigan, share his message on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The decision of when to lift the suspension of public worship will to follow national guidance.
Our activities have also been suspended until further notice. These include…
- Boys’ Brigade
- Youth Band
- Illuminate (Youth)
- Mini Hubbubz (Toddlers)
- The Hub Cafe
- Small Groups
- Mothers’ Union
Our clergy team will make contact with families who have baptisms and weddings booked in to discuss arrangements in the coming days.