Coronavirus Update

Opening for private prayer

St Mary’s Church will be available for private prayer on Thursday afternoons between 1.00pm and 4.00pm. The west end of the nave has been designated for private prayer. In line with guidance there are restrictions in place and this means that seating will not be available within the pews but on individual chairs. Please bring your own resources if you use such to help with your devotions as none will be available for multiple use. Remember to maintain social distancing should you find other persons at prayer. Face masks should be worn.

Regarding public worship – please find resources on our services page. It is now a national requirement that face masks or coverings should be worn in church unless you are in a category exempt from wearing one.

Opening times

During the current Covid-19 restrictions we regret that the church is closed to casual visitors. We are exploring ways to be able to open for heritage visits on a limited basis. Please view our “Services” page prior to your visit if you prefer to avoid planned services or occasional offices. The church is open for Private prayer at the west end of the Nave on Thursdays between 1.00pm and 4.00pm. The church is also open to a Post Office in the north transept on Mondays 9.30am – 12.30pm, Tuesdays 1.30 – 4.30pm and Thursdays 9.30am – 12.30pm Organised tours, U3A groups and other parties who would like a guide are advised to contact the churchwarden

Activities within the Parish

Edward Bear Club at Sturton Village Hall: Cancelled until further notice

Thursday Coffee morning at Sturton Village Hall: Cancelled until further notice

Bell ringing at Stow Minster: Cancelled until further notice

Post Office in Stow Minster: Please refer to our Post Office page for the current provision

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