St Bartholomew's Church

Long Benton

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With restrictions lifted we are slowly returning to the way it was.

The following is the current Government guidelines for safe worship:

  • There are no longer limits on the number of people you can meet. This means there are no restrictions on group sizes for attending communal worship.

  • Legal requirements for social distancing will no longer apply and you will not need to stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with.

  • There are no legal restrictions on the number of people that can attend a place of worship, including at significant life events, such as private baptisms.

  • Face coverings are no longer required by law in any setting. However, the Government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.

  • COVID-secure rules, including table service requirements and restrictions on singing and dancing, will no longer apply.

Whilst Government restrictions have been relaxed, it is still vital that the necessary hygiene and some precautions are kept in place in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

  1. On entry there is hand gel, please use.

  2. Please wear a face mask where possible. Singing is now permitted so please keep face mask on where possible.

  3. Remain in pew during the Peace.

  4. One way for Communion.

Thank you for understanding.

St Bartholomew's Church, Long Benton

Welcome to the website of St Bartholomew's Church. I hope that as you scroll through this site, that if there is something of particular interest to you that you are able to find it, or if you are looking in general, that you are able to get a picture of the life and work of our Parish. The best way to get an understanding of who we are and what we do at St Bartholomew's is to visit us. As this is not possible for many people who look at this website, we have included information about ourselves; if it is possible for you, come and get to know us at one of our services or activities. We warmly welcome all visitors to our church.

At St. Bartholomew's, we hope to make all our visitors welcome and part of our Church Family. We hope this website gives you an impression of our witness, and that in reading through this site you will feel encouraged to come and see us or to contact us. Please do feel free to get in touch if we can be of any help or assistance to you at any time.

Wishing every blessing to you and your loved ones.

Yours,

Fr Martin

More information about the Church of England in the North East, can be found at the Diocese of Newcastle's website.