Lancashire Methodist District

Coronavirus Guidance for Property


Update 3rd November 2020

We have received a few queries regarding Remembrance Sunday.  The government has stated that as an exemption from the new National Restrictions (subject to Commons vote on Wednesday), a service of remembrance can only take place outdoors around a cenotaph.  Therefore, no congregational services can take place on church grounds but ministers can broadcast a service virtually.  More information can be found here 

Update 2nd November 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s statement on 31 October, it has been confirmed that new 
National Restrictions will be brought into effect from 5 November 2020  (subject to a Commons vote on Wednesdayin England.*  

As part of these new restrictions, places of worship and their ancillary accommodation will have to close or remain closed for congregational worship and all other user groups, except for the following:

Full details of all the restrictions can be found here.  

Until 5 November, the restrictions under the 3 tier system should be followed.  After 5 November, the National Restrictions will take precedence until they are lifted.  We will expect more details to follow over the coming week.  All such updates will be posted on the Methodist website, Signpost for Ministry, TMCP website and the usual communications channels (including social media) as they are made available.

*Please note this is for England only and please check local restrictions for
 Scotland and Wales.