We are pleased to be able to open our church building so visitors are able to pray where hundreds of pilgrims have done so over the centuries.
A comprehensive risk assessment has been carried out with regard to the possible transmission of coronavirus and plans have been put in place to ensure visitors and volunteers will be safe.
The normal opening times are as follows (but see below for changes):
- Sundays, 9am till 12noon
- Wednesdays, 2pm till 5pm
We are sorry that at present we cannot open more frequently or for longer periods, but we are confident that this pattern is both safe for everyone and achievable with the volunteers who have kindly offered to carry out the necessary cleaning for us.
It should also be noted that on the rare occasions when the church building is required for a funeral, we will not be able to open at the published times. We will advise any temporary changes at the bottom of this page and via social media (please follow our accounts for updates).
In order to keep people safe, we ask the following of visitors (please):
- Do not enter the building if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19
- Leave the doors open at all times
- Use the hand sanitiser provided on arrival AND on departure
- Do not touch anything you do not need to touch
- Sit only in the marked seats (and follow instructions about identifying your seat has been used)
- Follow the one-way system and leave the building by the Chancel door
- Sign our online visitor’s book so we can trace you if an infection risk is discovered
We have deliberately restricted the number of people on the cleaning rota and locking/unlocking rota to minimise any risk.
We will keep the situation under review and thank you all for your patience in these difficult times.
Watch this space for updates…
Spring Opening Hours
From 19th May, the church building will be open as advertised above on Wednesdays and Sundays. This will be reviewed in mid-June as the Government announces whether restrictions will be lifted further in line with its roadmap.
Image: Widford Church at Harvest, by Mark Dunstan