Coronavirus – resources and guidance

Reopening Churches Form

We have put an online form together so you can let us know how things are going with reopening your churches and your online services.

Please use the drop down boxes to find your church, then you can let us know if you are continuing with online only services, moving to gathered services or continuing with both. It would be helpful if you could come back each week and tell us how things are going through the summer and into the Autumn.

We hope that this information will be able to help us give better support to parishes, signpost people to churches that are open (without them being overwhelmed) and assist in the allocation of resources. If you have any questions or comments about the form please email Mark Adams, the Interim Assistant Archdeacon for Newark Archdeaconry on

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The latest information:

The latest advice on Covid-19 is available on the Church of England website.

If you have any questions on how to apply the Government legislation and advice and the Church of England guidance please email

Communications from Bishop Paul:

Click here to watch the latest Start the Day Video from Bishop Paul and Sarah


Read a letter from Bishop Paul with updated guidance on clergy and lay leaders entering church buildings

Bishop Paul has recorded a video message to the diocese in response to the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging people to join him in prayer as many feel disorientated and stressed with the emotional rollercoaster of  the coronavirus. Click on the image above to view.

In an earlier video Bishop Paul says there are difficult days ahead but the church will find practical ways to respond with kindness and care to people in need. He said that in times like these the people of God respond with prayer not despair. Click on the image above to watch the video


Useful information or links:

Click here for updated information on the status of services supporting the homeless