Pages last updated: 26/06/2020
The team at Christ Church Bromley will do our best to keep these pages up to date with information regarding our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We're being advised by the Church of England who are providing updates as to what action we should take as a church.
All normal church gatherings and groups are suspended
On Tuesday 23rd June the government announced that lockdown restrictions would be easing on the 4th of July, including allowing churches to reopen in a 'COVID secure' way.
We have not yet received guidance on what it means for us to be COVID secure and therefore are not able to plan reopening our building or how we may meet together on Sundays. We are eager to meet together when we can, provided we can do so safely. Therefore, we await the promised guidance from the government and then from the Church of England.
This means we will not be in our building on Sunday 5th July. Please continue to join us online and to check the website and church family emails for updates.
Don't Panic! We're Christians and we know who's in charge. So pray:
- for government and social institutions to act wisely and justly
- for those involved in the health sector facing demands that will be testing in new ways
- that this will be a time that turns many to think about the big issues of life and death which happen all the time but which are ignored every day
Follow the good advice being given by the government and NHS regarding personal hygiene: washing hands, "Catch It, Bin It, Kill It", minimising physical contact, etc.
Follow the latest advice with regarding to social distancing and self-isolation:
Clearly, the lockdown has a significant impact on our normal programme. Check the website for updates on various activities, including Sundays, and look out for email updates from the church office.
Looking out for those at greatest risk
This will be an opportunity to look out for one another and especially for the vulnerable and the elderly amongst us with a particular concern for those with no immediate local family support; contact by phone/online and serving in other ways, such as shopping, will be key.