Coronavirus News & Updates

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

Ashcroft Church is a COVID-19 secure building and open for Sunday Services at 10:30am each Sunday. Services take place in line with Government guidance. Therefore face masks must be worn, unless you are not able to for a reason outlined in the Government guidance, and 2m distances between those from different households attending must be maintained at all times.

Currently our groups have not reopened, and we continue to work towards opening the building for them and those of all our users to restart. The safety of all who use our building is paramount and we will look to reopen when we can ensure all who run and attend groups can do so with the maximum of safety.

Updated 10th September 2020

Following revised Goverment Guidance around the ‘rule’ of six, Ashcroft Church remains open for Sunday services.

Under new guidance there is an additional restriction for single or bubble households where only six people can sit together.

Given these restrictions we are limited to only 30 people per service and booking is essential (email or call 01285 640292 to book). Please do not attend if you have not booked or exhibiting any symptoms of coronavirus. We would advise all those over 70 and in vulnerable groups to watch our service online rather than attend in person.

For complete guidance from the Methodist Church go here:

We continue to serve those in need, despite our groups 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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