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Oakworth Church

Coronavirus Measures in the Parish

Parish of Oakworth

Incorporating the churches of Christ Church Oakworth and St John’s Newsholme

Government and Diocesan Advice Updated 28th March 2020

In the rapidly changing situation regarding the current pandemic, what follows is the information and advice as we know it:

This will be updated and clarified on a regular basis as we are advised by Government and Diocesan sources.

Summary of the main things which affect our communities of Oakworth, Newsholme and Oldfield:

  • Public services of worship will cease.
  • Our church buildings can not remain open.
  • Baptisms and Confirmations must be postponed.
  • Weddings can not take place.
  • Funerals will not take place in church.
  • Banns avoided as they require the presence of a public congregation. A “common licence” could be applied for from the Diocesan Registry.

More specific Church organisation:

  • PCC meetings, the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, Deanery Synods etc. are suspended.
  • Bishop Nick is using his powers to extend the period of office of elected representatives until at least 31st October 2020.
  • Wednesday coffee morning and Eucharist to be suspended.
  • Home groups to be suspended.
  • Monthly Parish Prayers, Mothers’ Union and Living with Loss group to be suspended.


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Sunday Service 5th July 2020
Sunday Service 5th July 2020

Sunday Service 28th June 2020
Sunday Service 28th June 2020

Sunday Service 21st June 2020
Sunday Service 21st June 2020

Service Sunday 14th June 2020
Service Sunday 14th June 2020

Trinity Sunday 7th June 2020
Trinity Sunday 7th June 2020

Sunday After Ascension Day 24th May 2020
Sunday After Ascension Day 24th May 2020

Ascension Day Service Sheet
Ascension Day Service Sheet

Rogation Sunday 17th May 2020
Rogation Sunday 17th May 2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter 10th May 2020
Fifth Sunday of Easter 10th May 2020

Third Sunday of Easter 26th April 2020
Third Sunday of Easter 26th April 2020

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