My Dear Friends,
It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that after much thought, prayer and consultation, and following this evening’s press briefing by the Chief Medical Officer, I have taken the very difficult decision to cancel the four services planned for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
I feel the risk to health and safety is just too great, not least to our churchwardens, or to myself who would be in contact with over two hundred people within the space of 20 hours. With the exponential growth rate of the virus now, and the strong recommendation to cancel all discretionary mixing, I honestly feel this is the most responsible and caring action to take.
I know many people will be disappointed,as I am myself, but I hope you understand and will engage with the online services which will be broadcast on Facebook and the website at 11pm on Christmas Eve and 10.30am on Christmas Day.
Stay safe, and may I wish you a happy, healthy Christmas and New Year.