This is the website for the joint benefice of Corley Parish Church and St. Mary and All Saints, Fillongley, which is a Local Ecumenical Partnership between the Anglican and the Methodist churches.
STOP PRESS: BOTH CHURCHES NOW HAVE SERVICES THIS WEEK. Please make sure you read the new guidance for attending church before visiting. This can be found further down the page, below the service times.
Guidance for Attending Church during the Covid-19 Crisis
Before the service
Visits to church will be a little different for the foreseeable future. We aren’t planning to ask you to book your seat in church for Sunday worship. However, for special services such as weddings, Christenings and funerals the current guidance is that no more than 30 people should attend.
When you attend a service we will ask you for some contact details (your first name and a telephone number). These details will be kept securely for for 3 weeks after the service and given to Track and Trace if someone from the service later tests positive for coronavirus. They won’t be used for any other reason and if they are not needed for this purpose, they will be securely disposed of after 3 weeks.
You may want to consider your personal risk of attending an indoor gathering. While we will be taking a number of steps to keep you safe, we cannot make this risk-free. You might want to look at the NHS guidance on whether you are at higher risk of coronavirus and be guided by their advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/whos-at-higher-risk-from-coronavirus/
We do ask that you don’t attend the service if you have any symptoms of the Coronavirus such as:
- A new and persistent cough
- A fever
- Any loss of sense of smell or taste
You may want to bring your own hand sanitiser, although we will provide hand sanitiser at both the entrance and exit to the church. You are also welcome to wear a face covering or mask. Please remember that face coverings protect others from your germs – they are not very good at protecting you from other people’s germs. They are not a replacement for good social distancing, hand hygiene, and self-isolating if you have symptoms
When you arrive at church
The doors will be open at least 15 minutes before the service. If the doors are not open, please wait outside a safe distance (2 m) from others.
When you enter, please use the hand sanitiser provided and then go immediately to an ‘open’ pew. The pews have been marked with a green tick to indicate that they are open or a red no entry sign to indicate that they are closed. Please only share a pew with others from your household or bubble.
Please remain in your pew for the duration of the service.
The doors to the church will remain open for the duration of the service to allow some ventilation so you may notice it is a little cooler than you expect.
During the Service
The words you need for the service will be projected onto a screen at the front of the nave. You can print out the text of the whole service here if you wish to bring it with you, but please take it home with you when you leave.
We are hoping to record the service and then upload the service to the website. The technology hasn’t yet been tested so this may not be possible.
Due to risk of aerosol spread, there will be no singing during the service. We ask that when you are saying the responses that you speak quietly and prayerfully – again to reduce risk of droplet spread.
At a Communion service, when we share the peace, we cannot move from our places – we will simply wave or make a sign of peace to those in other households. On Sunday 5th July at the service of Holy Communion at Corley, the priest will consume the elements on our behalf as we say a prayer of spiritual communion. We hope to offer Communion to the congregation very soon.
At the end of the service
You will be asked to leave the church by the exit that is signposted one row at a time to maintain social distance.
It has been a long time since we have gathered together to worship but please do
not stop to chat while leaving the building. Once out of the building you are welcome to talk in small groups of not more than 6 in the churchyard. Please do not block other people’s exit from the building. Please remember to stay 2m apart from people from other households.
If you test positive for coronavirus up to three weeks after the service, please let us know.
Our new Anglican Vicar Designate, Reverend Ali Massey, will be taking services from this weekend. She can be contacted by email at email@example.com or on 07837 124509.
Our Methodist Minister is the Reverend Jane Braund. She can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01676 533737.
Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms
For details about funerals, weddings and baptisms at our churches please click on the church in which you would like your service to take place below.
Corley Parish Church, Corley
For information about Corley Parish church click the photo above.
St. Mary and All Saints Church, Fillongley
For information about St Mary and All Saints Church click the photo above.
Corley Parish Church and St Mary and All Saints Church, Fillongley are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults of all ages and expects all of their members to share this commitment by complying with the current Coventry Safeguarding Policy implemented in March 2018.
Safeguarding Officer: Anne Woodley 02476 268055 email@example.com
For more information see: https://fillongleyandcorleychurch.wordpress.com/safeguarding/