Churches opening for private prayer

We are pleased to announce, following the government announcement on 6 June, that churches can open for private prayer and with further guidance from the Church of England we are preparing to open All Saints’ Church, Westbury and Holy Trinity, Dilton Marsh on a limited basis from Saturday 20 June 2020.

For the time being Holy Saviour, Westbury Leigh and The Tin Church (All Saints’), Brokerswood will remain closed.

Both churches will be open on Saturday each week from 10am – 12 noon. This will start on Saturday 20 June. We originally said we would be open on Wednesdays too but at the moment we have insufficient volunteers. We hope to add additional dates when we are able to support this ministry.

If you are able to support us by volunteering during this time please contact either Garth Brocksopp at Holy Trinity or Beth Thomas at All Saints’ Church.

We expect to do this each week, depending on how it goes and with enough support. We hope that people from our communities will be able to come and find peace and solace from meeting with God in prayer in our churches. Please pray that we can make everyone feel welcome and safe in our churches at this time.

For everybody’s safety these sessions will be supervised by church volunteers and we will ask you to follow our hygiene regime.

We will be asking you to maintain a 2m distance between others in the building and you may be asked to wait if the Church is busy.

You will be asked to sanitise your hands before entering the church and only certain areas will be accessible. However, you will be able to light a candle and sit for private prayer.

We will be cleaning throughout the session to ensure everyone’s safety.

The toilets will NOT be available.

This limited opening is designed to provide an opportunity for those who have missed the experience of praying in our beautiful churches. We will be monitoring and evaluating as we go so please let us have your feedback. As the current situation is constantly changing please sign up to our e-newsletter for regular updates or follow our Facebook pages.

For everyone’s safety and protection, we need to ask
that the church remains unused and locked in-between sessions without prior agreement
from the Team Rector, Team Vicar or Churchwardens.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


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