Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for parishes

The latest advice, links to guidance, and answers to FAQs are available on the Church of England website:

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that churches are closed until further notice.

Prayers can be said by clergy and ministers on behalf of everyone and churches should consider ways of sharing this with the wider community.

>> Guidance on bereavement and funerals (27 March 2020)


>> Church building closed poster [Word doc]

>> Guidance from the Diocesan Registrar - 19 March 2020

>> Guidance for Funeral Directors

>> Transcript of message from Bishop Libby - Peace be with you video (PDF)

>> Guidance on mental health and well-being (PDF)



>> CofE Coronavirus liturgy and prayer resources

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>> A message from Bishop Libby 25 March 2020 (video)




The Diocese of Derby

For SatNav directions, please use DE1 3DR. However, please note that the car park behind Derby Church House (Derby Cathedral Car Park) is contract only Monday-Friday and so unavailable to visitors. Paid parking is available at Chapel Street Multistorey Car Park (DE1 3GU), Park Safe (Bold Lane) DE1 3NT and the Assembly Rooms Car Park (DE1 3AF). Derby Cathedral Car Park is available as paid parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

Contact Us

Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650