A Service at Norcliffe Chapel

RESPONSE TO COVID19 VIRUS - suspension of Sunday services and activities

It is with deep regret that Norcliffe Chapel has decided to suspend all Sunday services, non-essential services in the chapel and social activities with immediate effect.

Services will not recommence before September. We will consider government advice and other risk factors before finalising a date.

Christenings, weddings and funerals already booked may still go ahead, subject adherence to government rules and guidelines. Our Weddings Secretary will be in touch directly with anyone who has such a service already arranged.

We have not taken this decision lightly, as we feel that places of worship should be a place of comfort and sanctuary, especially in difficult times. However, given the current advice from Public Health England we would be most upset if attendance at one of our services or events resulted in the transmission of the virus to even one person.

While we appear to be entering a period of time that is worrying and strange, remember, it will eventually pass, though the world may not look quite the same as it did. Let us take every opportunity to help others where we can, whether by phone calls, letters, emails or even just our prayers, and hold each other in love.