After prayerful consideration, consultation with our stewards, and other third parties, the decision has been made to close Holy Rood church immediately until further notice. The Holy Mass held at Caistor will also stop. The increased risk of catching COVID-19 presents a threat that we no longer feel comfortable to protect clergy, stewards, congregation, and visitors against.
Once the vaccine has increased our resistance levels and the threat has been reduced once more, we will review the situation to determine the viability of reopening for services.
Please note that the church has not been closed because of anyone testing positive. The closure is a precautionary measure to prevent such an occurrence.