At St Michael's we take the good health of our Parishioners

and visitors with the utmost seriousness

 

 

During the January lockdown the Government has instructed everyone to stay at home. 

But people are permitted to leave home to attend religious services. Daily Masses will continue at St Michael's.

 

If you come, we will be very pleased to see you. But please make sure you leave plenty of space between yourselves. Sadly, there should be no talking, mingling or socialising before or after Mass.

After each service the Church is thoroughly sanitised to keep the building as hygienic as possible.

Here is a statement released on 4th January by the Church of England.

Following Monday's statement by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, detailing new restrictions in England to control the spread of Covid-19, The Bishop of London, who chairs the Church of England’s Covid Recovery Group, said: 

“The Prime Minister’s words tonight underline the severity of the situation for the country, as the virus continues to spread rapidly. At a time like this, the Church is here to offer comfort and spiritual support to everyone. We have a duty to care for each other, but particularly those who are vulnerable or who may be most at risk.

“The Government has chosen not to suspend public worship in England at this time and we will continue to follow the guidance and ensure that churches remain as safe as possible. The Government guidance on the safe use of places of worship makes clear that those attending a place of worship must not mingle with anyone outside their household or support bubble.

“However, some may feel that it is currently better not to attend in person, and there will be parishes which decide to offer only digital services for the time-being. Clergy who have concerns, and others who are shielding, should take particular care and stay at home.

“I would urge everyone in our churches to pray for those on the front line in our public services - the NHS and those working in social care, for schools and many others on whom we depend; and for parents and carers of children at this anxious and stressful time.

“There is hope. The vaccination programme is underway and, as Christians, we have a deeper hope in God that comforts us beyond fear itself. As we have been remembering this Christmas Season, even in the midst of our darkest fears, that hope brings light.”

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Contacts

Vicar: Fr Tim Pike CMP

020 8686 9343  |  fathertimpike@hotmail.com

 

Assistant Priest: Fr Nigel Palmer SSC

nigel1palmer@btinternet.com

Parish Office

020 8680 2848  |  michaels.church@btinternet.com

Address

St Michael and All Angels with St James

7 Poplar Walk

Croydon

CR0 1UA

Tel: 020 8680 2848

Address: 7 Poplar Walk, Croydon CR0 1UA

Phone020 8680 2848