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Updated Instructions

As of new government instructions on 23/03/2020 Bishop Philip has issued a second decree, to supplement and alter his instructions given in his first decree.

Decree issued Tuesday 24th March 2020

19 March Decree

19 March Pastoral Letter

NHS Guidelines

If You have Symptoms

  1. Stay at home for seven days if you have a new continuous cough, or a high temperature. 

  2. If you have these symptoms DO NOT go to the GP surgery, Pharmacy, or hospital.

  3. If your symptoms get worse, or last for more than seven days Call NHS 111 for advice.

  4. If someone you live with has symptoms, stay home for at least fourteen days 


  1. Wash your hands with soapy water often, taking at least 20 seconds.

  2. Avoid close contact with anyone who has symptoms of Coronavirus

  3. Work from home if you can, and avoid public transport if possible

  4. Avoid social activities (e.g. pubs, clubs, and cinemas) and large gatherings

  5. Use the phone or online services to contact your GP or other NHS services (e.g. call NHS 111)

  6. Put tissues in the bin and wash hands immediately after use

Visit the NHS website for more info:

Diocesan Information:


Find out how Coronavirus will affect you.


Instructions and support for Parish Priests and lay leadership.

Spiritual resources

Useful online spiritual resources and links

Contact us

How to get in touch with us, and who to speak to.

Message from the Bishop

We do not know why God in His providence has allowed this pandemic to occur. What we do know is that He has given us victory through the death and resurrection of His Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ