CHURCH of England churches in Whitchurch will reflect on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic from this month.

Reverend Judy Hunt has created a programme of activities for churchgoers as the country prepares for the easing of social distancing restrictions.

From July 20, Fauls, Tilstock and St Alkmund's churches will begin the 'Now is a Time for Recovery' programme of events.

Rev Hunt said the churches would feature specific areas where people could reflect.

She said: "We are creating areas in our church buildings where people can reflect on their pandemic experiences and think about the way forward.

The areas will be along the lines of thanksgiving – what we have realised afresh during the pandemic that we are thankful for.

"Both daily things such as food and shelter, but also bigger things such as frontline workers and scientists.

"There will be flowers for people to record what they are thankful for and a tree to hang them on.

"Lament, what we have lost during the pandemic.

"The people who have died, opportunities that have been missed, jobs and business hopes that have been lost.

"There will be hearts for people to record their feelings and a book to stick them in.

"And moving forward, what have we learned about ourselves and others during the pandemic and what we might do differently in future.

"Displays and activities to be available from July 20 and will culminate with an all-age service in each of our churches on the morning of Sunday, August 1."

Services for Sunday.

St Alkmund's, Whitchurch at 8.00am and 6.30pm

Joint service for Fauls, Tilstock and Whitchurch at 10.30am in Christ Church, Tilstock with the Archdeacon of Salop at which Rev Hunt will be formally inducted as Rector of the three parishes.

"We are working on when to lift the various kinds of restrictions over the next few weeks and months," added Rev Hunt.

"Please keep an eye on the St Alkmund's website and Facebook page for more information

"Time Together for those with dementia and their family members meets by Zoom on Wednesday, July 21 at 2pm."

For more information, please contact Rev Hunt on