New National Tier Restrictions from 2nd December 2020

Resumption of Limited Communal Worship in St Luke’s Church

New Government guidance published on 23rd Nov. sets out the local restriction tier system that will be in place from Wednesday 2nd December, including what you can and cannot do in each tier.   We will be studying further details from the Government and Church of England and will update this notice advising how it will affect us at St Luke’s.

The latest information as it affects all churches and places of worship is:

All tiers:

  • Places of worship – communal worship can now resume, subject to relevant social contact rules in each tier

Tier 2: (High Alert – Cheshire East)

  • Places of worship remain open but you must not socialise with people from outside of your household or support bubble while you are indoors there, unless a legal exemption applies
  • Weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on numbers of attendees – 15 people can attend wedding ceremonies and receptions, 30 people can attend funeral ceremonies, and 15 people can attend linked commemorative events such as wakes or stonesettings.

We are therefore resuming our restricted services of Holy Communion in church on Wednesday and Sunday mornings starting on Wendesday 2nd Dec at 10.30am and on Sunday 6th Dec at 9.00am.

Our regular Sunday morning service using Zoom will continues at 10.30am for parishioners with internet access, as will our short services of Morning Prayer on Monday – Wednesday at 9am and our Prayer Meeting on Thursday at 9.30am.

Please use Zoom ID 856 031 5150 and password 902272 and contact secy@stlukesholmeschapel.uk if you need help accessing the services.