St Peter’s Church

Latest COVID update re Omicron variant as of 11th December 2021

The latest guidance from our Rector Rev Richard Thorniley

Dear Abbots Morton Community,

Here’s the latest advice in regard to church use and attendance at services:

  • We must return to wearing masks – which thankfully most of us have continued to do.
  • We must now wear masks while singing (a pain, but better than sharing omicron).
  • A good precaution is to take a lateral flow test before attending a service just to check whether you are infected.
  • Please use the QR code to sign into the church – all churches are set up. If you cannot please sign in on the sheet provided.
  • Please use hand sanitiser – for your own safety as well as your neighbour.

Service leaders, readers and those who are exempt need not wear masks. Service leaders and readers need to be able to be heard and also have their lips to be see by those who are hard of hearing.

  • Door(s) will remain open during services and where there are opening windows – those should be kept open. So, please make sure you are appropriately dressed.

Please pick up your own hymn book and service sheets and return them after the service.

None of these restrictions apply if we are having services or singing in the churchyard or anywhere outside.

Let’s all keep safe and well – and remember our hard working NHS.

Blessings to all,

The Reverend Canon Richard Thorniley
Rector of Church Lench with Rous Lench and Abbots Morton and Harvington
The Rectory, Station Road,

Tel: 01386 870527


There are now regular services each month as follows:

19th Dec – 4pm – Carol and Gift Service
24th Dec – 9pm – Christmas Communion

9th Jan  – 8.30am – Holy Communion
16th Jan   – 11am Morning Service
23rd Jan   – 8.30am Holy Communion
30th Jan – 10am  Benefice Service at Harvington church

Everyone of all ages is welcome to join in the services. Mask wearing and social distancing  is still expected and singing has resumed as long as a mask is worn.

Church Open Daily

St Peter’s Church is open each day for private prayer.

Please note that we still have Covid measures in place as above

Please do not enter the church if you have symptoms of Covid-19 infection – fever, cough, headaches etc.

Please use the hand sanitiser gel that is available in the porch before entry and on exit.

If you have downloaded the NHS Covid-19 Test and Trace app to your Smartphone or tablet you can register on a QR Code displayed on the porch notice board. We also take a contact number for Test and Trace purposes.

If you do acquire symptoms of a possible Covid-19 infection within 7 days of your visit to the church, please alert NHS Test and Trace and also telephone Rev Richard Thorniley on 01386 870527 or by e-mail to:  He will take appropriate action to ensure that the church remains a safe environment.