Although we have no information currently regarding St William’s – the Diocese has asked for those who are willing and able to volunteer to enable the re opening of some churches. If you feel this is you, they are asking you to express your interest using the form below. This covers the whole partnership, so if you are able to help at another church other than your own please add that onto the form.
You can find more information, including a handbook full of key information on the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese website.
Volunteers wanted to support the reopening of churches
We have been asked to start preparations for a gradual re-opening of our churches. Providing a safe and COVID secure space for prayer and worship is our utmost priority at this time, and you could have a part to play in this.
To ensure that churches reopen in a safe and timely manner, we will require assistance from you, our parishioners, and therefore we are asking for volunteers from across the parish/partnership. Could you give up a few hours of your time each week to volunteer at one of our churches? This may be at any of our churches across our parish/partnership; you can indicate a preference on the form.
The Diocese has produced guidance for the re-opening of churches and full training will be given.
- If you are in the clinically extremely vulnerable group, you must not volunteer at this time.
- If you are in the clinically vulnerable group you could be at a higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19.
- For more information please read page 3 of our handbook for the reopening of churches which includes links to HM Government guidance.
We can only open churches with your help. Please do consider volunteering and if you are interested in doing so, please complete the form – available to download here