On 4th January 2021 the Prime Minister instructed people in England to stay at home and only go out for essential reasons, with schools moving to online learning for all but vulnerable and keyworker children. This is enforced by law.
Communal worship remains permitted in law in places where it can be safely carried out. However, given the extremely dangerous situation in Wigan Borough – the virus is spreading exponentially, with the highest rate of infections among the over 60s in the Greater Manchester region – we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend in-person worship and private prayer in January with immediate effect.
Worship and prayer continues online and via telephone. Clergy and officers of Church Wigan will work with public health experts to review the suspension of worship later on in January in the hope of resuming in-person services in February 2021.
For now we meet on Zoom at 10.30am on Sundays for a pre-service catch-up. Login details are available by using the contact form at the bottom of this page. We use Zoom because it enables everyone to participate.
We stream worship live at 11am on Facebook.
We miss being together and joining our voices in song. In this difficult season we still encourage you to be a person of praise. We hope our worship prepared from homes last year can help you draw near to God at this time.