As part of the Government’s road map out of lockdown, some of our local churches are beginning to make plans to welcome their congregations back to services soon.
Here’s what we know:
St Thomas’s in Golborne, St Luke’s and St Mary’s in Lowton will re-open for services from Sunday, 7 March 2021.
There will be one service in each church on Sunday mornings at the usual worship times of 10am for Lowton St. Luke’s, 10.30 am for Lowton St. Mary’s and 10.30 am at Golborne St. Thomas’.
There will also be weekday services from Wednesday 10 March at St. Luke’s with worship at 10am, and on Thursday 11 March for worship at St. Thomas’ at 9.30 am; then at St. Mary’s at 10.30 am.
The worships at 8.30 am and 6.30 pm on Sundays will not begin again until the final removal of restrictions, which is planned for June.
Weddings, baptisms and funerals will be held in accordance with current lockdown advice and this will change as the national guidelines change.
All Saints RC Church in Golborne remains closed for the time being. Updates are being posted to the church website.
Golborne Methodist Church is also closed for worship, but is running some services over Zoom. Visit their Facebook page to find out more. Lowton Independent Methodist Church on Newton Road is still holding services, though, as they are able to socially distance chairs inside the building. Vulnerable members of the congregation are staying away though, and the church is keeping in contact with them electronically.