One thousand years of history St Mary the Virgin Denby, Derbyshire  St Mary the Virgin Denby, Derbyshire
Services Coronavirus (Covid 19) Update The restrictions announced by the Government permit church services to take place in all Tiers, including the current (3rd) lockdown, subject to restrictions and safeguards being implemented. However, the risk assessment was reviewed at the end of December 2020 and based on the continuing ihigh levels of Covid 19 cases in this area and the vulnerability of the majority of the worshippers and volunteers, the decision was made to cancel all planned services until the end of March 2021. The provisional plan is for the the church to re-open on Easter Day Sunday 4th April. Thereafter the intention is to have two services per month, normally on the first and third Sundays in the month, but there will be some variation in this pattern due to weddings. (The Church of England guidance is that 48 hours has to be left between services, meaning that a service on a Sunday cannot take place if there has been a wedding the previous day). In order to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid 19, a number of safeguards continue to be required: A booking system will operate for every service because of the very limited seating available in St Mary's church in order to comply with the 2m separation requirement. Please do not attend unless you have been informed that there is a place for you. If you would like to have your name entered on the list for a particular Sunday please send an email to us. Face coverings will need to be worn. If you are in the clinically extremely vulnerable category (as defined by the Government) we are asked to advise you to stay at home. The provisional plan for services is as follows, with all services at 10.30 am 4th April Easter Day 18th April Third Sunday of Easter 2nd May Fifth Sunday of Easter 23rd May Pentecost 6th June First Sunday after Trinity 20th June Third Sunday after Trinity