Occasional Offices and Pastoral Care

We are aware this is a very difficult time and will prompt a number of further questions. The latest restrictions mean churches cannot host weddings, baptisms nor funerals. New funeral and bereavement resources for clergy are available here.

The Diocesan Registry has received many queries regarding banns and marriages in light of the fact that services in church have been suspended. The suspension of public worship means that wedding banns cannot be read. For the latest guidance from the Registry for clergy please click here.

Pastoral Care

We encourage people to look out for their isolated and vulnerable neighbours and maintain contact with them where possible. Organised visits which are part of official church activity (ie not informally as above) where handling money, delivering food or offering services are involved should be done by DBS-cleared volunteers. There's more info on that here.

Page last updated: 3rd April 2020 3:04 PM