Coronavirus


Click here to access the latest Coronavirus Guidance from the Church of England

Keep well, keep praying, keep connected

Many issues arose from national and government guidance, and things changed so frequently in the UK  – we have and will continue to work with to share all news and updates with you as soon as we can. In all of this, we have three key aims: 

  • Keeping people well 
  • keeping people praying 
  • Keeping people connected

To avoid confusion we have removed most of our Coronavirus guidance from this website (with a few exceptions). Please make sure that you keep an eye on the Church of England website for all the latest guidance for churches and parishes relating to Coronavirus - and if you have specific queries you need help with, or you're in need of support, please speak with your Archdeacon in the first instance.

At the start of May 2022, new guidance was issued on the administration of Holy Communion to clarify that unless there are clear and objective reasons not to, Holy Communion should now be offered in both kinds to communicants. 

If you'd like to receive the latest updates from the Diocese on this issue, there's a special mailing list you can sign up to here (but, of course, we'll continue to highlight any key information in the weekly Briefing mailing). 

All the latest guidance from the Church of England can be found online here - for other areas of guidance, please click the heading or questions below to jump straight to what you need:  

Diocesan staff & parish support

I'm worried and stressed - where can I get support? 

Prayer for those affected by the Coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19 - early outbreak management: Places of worship

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Diocesan Staff & Parish Support

The Diocesan staff team remains committed to supporting you and will continue to be available to you by phone and email. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to call Diocesan House on 01227 459401.

I'm worried and stressed - where can I get support? 

The Living Well, Canterbury Diocese Centre for Healing & Wholeness team, offer listening and prayer and individual retreats. To book and for more information, please email contact@the-living-well.org.uk

You can also email requests to their weekly prayer support team: 
prayer@the-living.well.org.uk

Prayer for those affected by Coronavirus

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen

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