Aylesbury St Mary's Church suspends all public services due to coronavirus

St Mary's Church, one of the focal points of Aylesbury town centre, has suspended all services in line with Church of England coronavirus guidance.
St Mary's Church in AylesburySt Mary's Church in Aylesbury
St Mary's Church in Aylesbury

Pastor Doug Zimmerman will also stop his outreach work in care homes during the period of the virus, civic services including those to commemorate the 75th anniversary of key World War Two dates will be cancelled.

The popular mums and tots group will be suspended too.

Weddings and funerals will continue, but with severely restricted numbers.

Pastor Zimmerman said: "We have suspended all public worship services.

"It is a surreal time right now, but we are very intent on being a place where people can come and pray and find some peace. Just not in big groups.

"We will not be doing group things but we will still be here and still be open."

The church hopes that they will be able to provide a 'meaningful' Holy Week for the congregation, by live casting key services into people's homes.