Church open for Visitors
We open the church to visitors most Tuesdays from 2 to 4pm, Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm, Thursdays from 10:30am to 3pm and Fridays 1030am to 1230pm; the north and south doors, but not the west doors, will be open. Step-free access is via the South/Tower Door. Please note that, outside service times, we will NOT be open between Christmas and New Year.
Cllr Chris Williams, Carshalton Central Ward, holds a surgery when the church is open on Thursdays. No appointment necessary, but if you would like to contact Chris in advance to arrange a particular time, then phone him on 07941 553 623 or, if you prefer, you can seek an appointment by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The easiest way for residents to find out who their councillors are is to use the www.sutton.gov.uk website where you should be able to identify your councillor at find your local councillor. A ward map is available at
Guidance for parishes on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs division has published advice to parishes on practical steps to reduce the risk of infection from Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The guidance, written by Dr Brendan McCarthy, the Church of England’s Adviser on health issues, drawing on the latest Government advice, is available on a dedicated web page which will be updated as necessary.
It recommends incorporating simple precautions into worship services, particularly during the celebration of the Eucharist.
The situation will be kept under close review and updated advice will be made available if necessary.
The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Revd James Newcome, the Church of England’s lead bishop on health issues, said: “We pray for all those affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) here and around the world, particularly in China, and for all those caring for them.
“The virus not been declared a pandemic and at present the risk in this country is assessed as ‘moderate’. However, there are, of course some practical measures churches can take.
“Much of that is simply maintaining good hygiene including, for example, priests and servers washing their hands and using alcohol-based hand-sanitiser before Holy Communion.
“Although there is not currently Government advice suggesting churches should suspend the use of the Common Cup, parishioners with coughs and sneezes should certainly be encouraged to receive Communion in one kind only and to refrain from handshaking during The Peace.
“We also advise against the practice of ‘intinction’ – when the consecrated bread is dipped into the wine - as this could represents an infection transmission route.”