Diocesan press releases

COVID-19: Church services suspended

Church services and gatherings of public worship should no longer take place, say the Bishops of the Church in Wales in their latest guidance for clergy in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

They also say all weddings planned before the end of July should be postponed, baptisms should take place in small gatherings of no more than 10 people, and funerals only be conducted at the graveside or crematoria.

Confirmations services scheduled between now and June are to be postponed.

Church buildings, however, can remain open as places of prayer and contemplation.

Go to the Church in Wales website to read the full guidance.

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O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Bench of Bishops of the Church in Wales 17 March 2020