Coronavirus Updates & Resources

Here you can find the latest information on how we at Bolton Parish Church are responding to Coronavirus.

Face masks

You will know by now that we are required to wear masks in shops and various other places. The Cof E and Manchester Diocese have advised that masks should also be worn during church services, and at the Parish Church and St Philip's we will follow that guidance.

A lot of people are exempt from mask-wearing. If you come in without a mask we won't be asking any questions but we may guide you towards a seat in a designated area of the building where you can be comfortably separate from other worshippers.

We will have a supply of masks for anyone who forgets!

Many of us find it more difficult to hear if we can't see the speaker's mouth. For this reason the clergy will not wear masks when they are presiding or preaching, but they will the rest of the time. If in normal conversation - with a church officer before the service, for example - you need one of us temporarily to remove a mask, please say so.

Risk Assessment.  

Our Risk Assessment is available here .  Clearly this is a working document and content may change without notice. 


It is now possible to hold baptisms, weddings and funerals in church but a number of restrictions are in place.  Please contact the vicar for further information

Prayer and Worship resources

Please see the separate page for suitable prayers and forms of service

Helping our neighbours
Please see the attached  Good Neighbour information guide put together by Bolton CVS (Community and voluntary services) which has some excellent information, advice and guidance on how you may be able to help older and more vulnerable people in our community who are self-isolating due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

"Lockdown Survival Guide"
Resources for a range of situations poroduced by ABL Health - click here to access

Bolton's Humanitarian Food Hub - a call for help from Urban Outreach. Please click here for more details



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