Coronavirus Response

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another

Hebrews 10:24-25

Updated 8th June 2020
Recent Government advice has suggested that Churches may open for private acts of prayer from the 15th June 2020. However, as a Methodist and United Reform Church, we continue to follow guidance outlined by the national Methodist Church. This states that Churches should remain closed for the safety of our members and users.

The Methodist Church guidance was updated on the 4th June to say:

‘We continue to heed the Government guidelines for churches and to consider carefully the needs and risks involved in reopening places of worship. At this point, we do not anticipate making any changes to our own guidance until after the Conference which takes place between June 25 and July 2.’

For complete guidance from the Methodist Church go here:

However we continue to serve those in need, despite the building being closed and, at Ashcroft, we have always believed in the strength of working together, especially with other organisations, to provide support to those in need. As part of our response to the coronavirus pandemic we are providing help through the Cirencester Community Response team, set-up by the Cirencester Council.

If you are in need of help please do follow the below guidance. However if you are facing an emergency situation please ensure you dial 999.

If you need help or know someone who does then please send them to the below link the Gloucestershire Hub. This ensures that the response they receive will be from someone vetted and trustworthy. We want to ensure we are protecting those who need help whilst also ensuring we are safeguarding all.

Gloucestershire ‘s community help hub – I Need Help Form

There is also a priority telephone line for people who need help or are volunteering, please do not use it for reporting other issues: 01452 583519

The lines are open; Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm / Saturday – Sunday 9am – 4pm

In addition, if you or they you have a medical condition which means you’re classed as being clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus or you been told by your GP or hospital clinician that you’re clinically extremely vulnerable and need to ‘shield’ please fill in this form to ensure you are on the governments vulnerable list

Get coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person

If you are unsure and need some advice please feel free to contact


If you are looking to volunteer then you can do so by filling in the form below.

When you sign up to become a volunteer, within a few days you will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator usually your ward councillor. The coordinator will give you a short telephone interview to find out where and how you can help. You can still volunteer even if you are self isolating as long as you are well enough to.

Volunteer Application Form

Many thanks, Stay Safe & God bless.

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