Updated 04/01/21  14:30

Dear Friends,

After further developments in the spread of the virus this week, with deep regret, the Churchwardens and I have agreed that it would be safer not to hold any live services in either church for the time being and to move services online. We realise that this will be disheartening for many people but we are acutely aware that we have a responsibility to balance what we would like to do with the reality of the pandemic.

Therefore, until further notice:

There will be no services at St Giles' or St Andrew's
St Giles’ can remain open for individual prayer Daily 10am - 3pm with all the current procedures in place.
Online podcast to continue
4pm ZOOM service with an option to dial in by phone

Baby Steps
Our group for new parents and babies will continue as planned in the term time, beginning again on Tuesday 5th January.


Please know these changes have been made with much thought and prayer, enabling us to continue to worship as a Church family in a sustainable and safe way during this stage of the pandemic.

If you have any concerns or queries, please contact me and I will get back to you as quickly as I can ...  vicar@stokepogeschurch.org  or via the Office 01753 642331. Our phone support network is still available and if you have not made use of this so far, you are still most welcome to join in. 

I continue to pray for you all.

Natasha x

The following information applies for any church services going ahead:

  • If booking is required for a special service, we will be unable to accommodate anyone not booked in advance.

  • Track and trace details are required at the door - either written down or by scanning the QR code for the NHS Track and Trace App. If you have booked tickets, those details will be used for track and trace instead.

  • Masks are required indoors unless you are exempt.

  • Hand sanitisers must be used as you enter.

  • Please take note of the Covid-19 guidance posters dotted around.

  • At St Giles’ the main front door is your only point of access. For those who cannot walk far, access via the Memorial Gardens is permitted on request.

  • At St Andrew’s the Chapel door which faces Rogers Lane is the only point of entry.

As stated before we will keep this under constant review so please keep an eye on our website and the Friday News.
Please continue to pray for our PCC and all those in leadership.  We are planning and seeking God’s grace and guidance for our future as we continue in our mission to Love God & Love people.
Remain safe, and know that you are in our prayers …

Revd Natasha Brady, Vicar
John Wheatley, Churchwarden and Acting Treasurer
Simon McDowell, Churchwarden and Acting Secretary 

When entering for private prayer:

A4 COVID precautions v.5

Heather McDowell, 28/10/2020