Corona virus update

Churches and will remain open for private prayer but please see this communication from Father Brian sent on January 5th 2020

Dear Friends

Following yesterdays announcement of a third national lockdown, I have phoned all Churchwardens and Readers in order as a benefice to agree how to proceed. Although public worship is allowed legally to happen under strict safety precautions, by a clear majority the advise given to me is to be cautious. I am therefore suspending all acts of public worship in our five churches until further notice.This includes the cancelling of tomorrows planned service for Epiphany at Ingworth. Our church buildings remain open for the use of private prayer as before, and I encourage those able to do so. This decision will be reviewed in a few weeks

I do this with a heavy heart, but conscious that the safety of all is our first priority

The usual notes and sermon will be sent out to all on my e-mail list in time for each to use on Sunday (and can be found on the Special Sunday Service folder)

with my continuing love and prayers

Fr Brian

If you come in please maintain the 2m social distancing rule if  others should be present and use the hand sanitiser when  entering or leaving  the church. Thank you.

Meanwhile the people who are the church continue to pray daily for everyone affected by this virus.


During this time of the closure of our church buildings owing to the Coronavirus our income from collections at services and fundraising has stopped, but the fixed costs remain much the same.  Please consider giving generously to our mission and ministry as we seek as churches to support everyone in this community.  For ways to give see below.

To give to St Ethelbert’s Alby

By cheque payable to Alby PCC sent to Pat Postle, Treasurer, West End Farm, Ingworth, Norwich NR11 6PH.

By online banking: the church’s bank details are: Alby PCC; sort code 20-03-26; account number; 60544221.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can increase the value of your donation by 25p for every £1 at no cost to yourself by making a Gift Aid declaration using the Gift Aid Form (clickable link to form)


Thank you for your support

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