Opening of churches for Private Prayer

Following the government's announcement allowing churches to open for Private Prayer; in accordance                     

with advice from the Church Of England and our own diocese some of our churches are preparing to open,           

in the first instance, for limited times, for Private Prayer. 

Times and venues will be published here and on church noticeboards together with the precautions necessary         

for this to be put into practice. Strict adherence to the sanitizing and social distancing measures outlined at each

venue opening their doors will enable us to continue to offer this facility.

This is a small step to the eventual return to ' normal ' worship in our churches that we continue to work and           

pray  for.

Each church opening for prayer will have limits to the number of people it is safe to have  in the building at any one

time to observe social distancing and areas of the church in use may be restricted, current times of opening are

in place to enable proper cleaning and sanitizing to take place.


Those who are vulnerable or 'shielding' and cannot use the facilities are urged to contact Revd. Georgie              

with any specific matters for prayer . A Sunday morning service is screened on Zoom if you wish to join in please

contact Rev Georgie  07811 393920 for a link to the service


St Wilfrid's South Muskham, is pleased to advise it is open for private prayers as detailed below;

Sunday's      2.00 pm till 6.00 pm

Tuesday's     2.00pm till 6.00 pm 

Thursday's   2.00 pm till 6.00 pm 



St Wilfrid's North Muskham, is pleased to advise it is open for private prayers as detailed below;

Wednesday's      10.00 am till 5.00 pm

Friday's               10.00 am till 5.00 pm

Sunday's             10.00 am till 5.00 pm

Plans for our other churches and any changes to times of opening will be published here as

circumstances and restrictions change 




Suspension of public worship following the most recent advice concerning the Covid-19 virus


 Following advice issued on Tuesday March 17th 2020, by the Archbishops of York and Canterbury

 advising that public worship is to be suspended until further notice . As a result there are to be no services held in

 our churches although where possible funerals will proceed according to latest guidelines;

 weddings and baptisms in church are also suspended for the time being provision for emergency baptisms are

 in place.

 We had hoped to keep the churches at South & North Muskham open during daylight hours for private prayer

but events have overtaken this decision and ALL church buildings are to remain closed until further notice.                   

See paragraph above, for latest information following latest government relaxation of measures.



 If you have any particular concerns or worries for yourself or a vulnerable neighbour during this  

 troubled period contact your churchwardens or telephone the vicar: Revd Georgie Hadley   01636 821343

 mobile 07811 393920 or email; 


 Above all it is important we all follow best advice to stay safe and to avoid social gatherings wherever practical

 and so eliminate the risk of acquiring or spreading the virus, particularly to the elderly or those vulnerable in

 our communities.

 With every blessing  

 The VIcar and Riverside Parishes church officers