Reopening our churches

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'Many peoples shall come and say,
‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways
    and that we may walk in his paths.’
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,
    and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem'

Isaiah 2: 3








Please note that from 8th August the wearing of face coverings in a place of worship is mandatory.
This includes both public worship AND private prayer.

We have been working to open our buildings so everyone has an opportunity to come in and meet with God in our beautiful buildings in a way that we hope will help your conversations in these unusual circumstances.

Our priority is to keep everyone as safe as we can and so we are keeping the recommendation to close for 72 hours between use to ensure the coronavirus is not viable if present.

Everyone is of course welcome in our churchyards at any time to enjoy the space or pray and at St Luke Frampton Mansell we have a fantastic prayer labyrinth outside you can use at any time to help focus your prayers.

Because guidance on Coronavirus has created sucha fluid and changing situation, opening times may have to change to acommodate pastoral services such as funerals and weddings or to allow us to run a service on a Sunday but we will endeavour to keep this page up to date or please feel free to contact us.

We are now working to hold a regular service each week in our benefice and will post information here and through our local village news systems when we can confirm when and where that will be.

We will also be continuing to run our online worship including Children's Church Zoom and the YouTube live stream every Sunday morning.


Click on the menu on the left to see when our churches are open for either Church Services or Private Prayer.


If you would like to see the Risk Assessments that each church has undertaken click on the links below

St. Matthew Coates Risk Assessment

St Luke Frampton Mansell Risk Assessment

All Saint's Kemble Risk Assessment

St Michael & All Angels Poole Keynes Risk Assessment

St Peter Rodmarton Risk Assessment

All Saint's Somerford Keynes Risk Assessment

St. Osmund Tarlton Risk Assessment

In addition to these churches we have two buildings looked after by the Churches Conservation Trust and not managed by the Thameshead Benefice:

St Kenelm, Sapperton and All Saints Shorncote

Information on these churches is available from the CCT website 



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