This page deals mainly with the practicalities we are faced with during the pandemic. For more pastoral support and ideas for worship, please see the post entitled Worship/Prayer Resources for during Covid-19
The URC is regularly updating advice to churches about Covid-19 (coronavirus).
Please keep an eye on the advice by following this link: https://urc.org.uk/latest-news/3365-urc-issues-coronavirus-advice-to-its-churches.html
Message from the Moderators of General Assembly: https://assemblymoderators.urc.org.uk/a-message-to-all-who-are-the-united-reformed-church/
An Update from the URC Synod Moderators: Ready for the new “normal” – A discussion paper for a pandemic recovery and resumption plan
Statement from John Proctor re easing of restrictions: Coronavirus array of lockdown restrictions eased
Do we need to hold a Church Meeting guidance document
16/03/2020 Letter from the Moderator: 2020 03 16 Covid-19 Letter to all
19/03/2020 Covid-19 Newsletter: 2020 03 19 Covid-19 newsletter
24/03/2020 Covid-19 Newsletter: 2020 03 24 Covid-19 newsletter
07/05/2020 Covid-19 Newsletter: 2020 05 07 Covid-19 newsletter
Government website advice available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
Public Health England website information available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england
From Penny Thatcher, Wessex Synod’s Lay Employment Advisor
Latest newsletter: Covid-19 Employment Briefing no.7
If you have any queries, do get in touch on my working days. If your query is more urgent you can contact ACAS direct. Details at https://www.acas.org.uk/contact .
Employment@urcwessex.org.uk or 07910 601751 – Mon/Tue 8.30 am – 4.30 pm.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Church Properties available here: Coronavirus Guidance for Church Property
Information regarding the risk of legionnaires disease where churches and halls are unused for prolonged period. https://www.bexley.gov.uk/risk-of-legionnaires-disease-in-unused-or-vacated-buildings
Latest update: 18/06/2020